I Love Me: 7 Reasons to Focus on You This Valentine’s
Valentine’s Day should absolutely not spoil your week or cloud your thoughts. Here’s 7 reasons and ways to fly high if you’re flying solo this year.
1. IT’S JUST ANOTHER DAY
You don’t feel down if you don’t have a cat on national cat day, so why let Valentine’s Day kill your mood? The only support you need (if any) is Boo. A spooning-shaped pillow perfect for chilling and even better for Netflix. Don’t wallow in single-sadness, lean on Boo.
2. FEEL BETTER, NOT BITTER
Valentine’s Day can often make us sentimental over lost loves. Easily done, but also deeply saddening. You should only ever look back to see how far you’ve come, and being single leaves room for the right person to stroll into your life. Plus, memory lane is often rose tinted and you’re only mourning the good times. Remember why it ended – all the things that annoyed you, the stress, their mum, the arguments – and suddenly that relationship won’t seem like the key to your happiness. Grab a Ross and Rachel mug as a reminder of this, and that your lobster is still out there.
3. PUT TINDER DOWN
If you’re addicted to the dating apps, then take a break. Endless dates can become demotivating and turn even the most hopeless romantic into a real cynic. Instead, know that you’re not alone and compare notes on the new age of dating apps with the hilarious book, Tinder Nopes. Trust us, it’ll make you grateful to be single.
4. CHOP CHOP!
No, we don’t mean you’re running out of time. Actually, it’s about dedicating some time to looking after yourself and trying new things, for you. Pick up a recipe book on your favourite cuisine and learn some new dishes and skills. Great for gatherings and your Insta-game, nourish your body and soul by prepping your ingredients on the Himalayan Salt Cooking Slab and absorb 84 essential minerals + elements straight into your food. Plus it’s really pretty.
5. FEEL WHOLE, NOT HALF
‘Singledom’ has become unfairly associated with somehow being lesser. People referring to their ‘other half’ wrongly implies unless you’re loved up, you’re incomplete. Not true. Focus on number one, put yourself first and keep growing as a whole, happy individual. Get inspired with some good reads, the below are awesome and buy one get one half price!
6. PAMPER YO’SELF
Self-love starts with the skin. Put on a chilled playlist, relax and create an at-home spa experience with a mixed metals face mask. Exclusive to UO and available in gold, rose gold and silver, these sheet masks are packed specially formulated ingredients including honey and collagen to treat every skin type and leave skin balanced and glowing. Yes queen.
7. YOU’VE SAVED MONEY – TREAT YOURSELF GUILT FREE
You’ve saved a lot of dollar. Card, gifts, date night – the whole Valentine’s charade can really add up, so you deserve to treat yourself. Whether its a top, jeans, necklace, night out or that spa treatment you’ve lusted after but denied yourself – now’s the time to indulge. Head over to our Instagram if you need some inspiration, the only rule is you have to be totally selfish and gift yourself something you love.
Cover pic by @josefindahlberg.se – we love your good vibes.