Happy Valentine’s Day! Ahhh, the “day of love.” If you are in a relationship, use this day and every day to let them know you care. I personally think that every day should be celebrated as a “day of love”. Doing little things for that special person all the time is just as important to keeping your relationship strong. Write a post-it note saying “I love you” and putting it on the bathroom mirror. Fill their car with gas. Make their favorite meal for them. If you are not in a relationship, that is okay. The most important person you need to love is YOU. You can’t hope to love someone else if you don’t love yourself. I used to use three affirmations and I’d like to encourage you to do so if you need a “self-esteem boost.” Complete these phrases, “I am _____________. I can ________________ and I will _____________.” What I wrote about myself was “I am kind, I can help others, and I will keep my heart open.” Once you have filled out these phrases, look in a mirror and repeat them several times. It can be while looking in the rear view mirror in your car (please wait until you are stopped at a traffic light first), a bedroom mirror, mirror at work or a bathroom mirror. Do this often throughout the day. Do this for as long as you need to. When I was first divorced, over 20 years ago now, I used to get down about being alone. While I have dated on and off since then, I realized that I don’t need another person to validate my qualities. I can do that myself. You can too. With time, your self-confidence will grow and if you want to be in a healthy relationship, you will find it. Your inner-strength in yourself will give off an energy that will attract others. Have a wonderful day. Remember, you are amazing!
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