There's a lot of love in the air in February - plus a ton of chocolate on sale. I say buy what you can and enjoy. Ain't nothin' wrong with those massive imported Cadbury bars. Excuse me while I get me some!
I used to call Valentine's Day "Singles' Awareness Day". My girlfiends and I would take ourselves out to dinner and just celebrate being our fabulous selves. Sure, the unbelievably overwhelming pressure to be in some sort of relationship is still out there but let me ask you this, woman - what about YOU?
Yes, you. Do you love yourself? Think about this for a minute. How much do you love yourself? It's not an easy thing to digest - like Brussels sprouts. This time of year is all about love yet I want to throw this out there - let's make February about loving yourself.
I challenge you, for the entire month of February, to focus on loving yourself. Self-love is, honestly, about how you view yourself. When you talk about yourself, what do you say? Are you hard on yourself? Would you say the things about yourself to your best friend, partner or child? Take some time to journal about how you feel about yourself.
On this self-love journey, I'm asking you to do something crazy for yourself. DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible if you choose to do something that will do harm to yourself or others - that's clearly not self-love. What have you always wanted to do for yourself but never done? For me, it's a spa day - not just 1 treatment but the full Monty. Maybe you've always wanted a tattoo but never got the courage to do it. Maybe you're still playing chicken with signing up for that cooking class. Or maybe you're jonesing to leave your job but you just can't do it for an infinite number of seemingly 'valid' reasons... either way, share in the comments below what you're going to do for yourself this month!