In a world that seems like it’s falling apart and with a lot of hateful words and thoughts making waves, now is the perfect time to love yourself! If you do that, positive change is inevitable.
I love this time of year and have ever since I was little. I love Valentine’s Day! If you’re single, I know that it can be a bummer at times. But for me, whether I was single or not, I always made sure to love myself. Set your relationship status aside. Now more than ever, with so much hate swirling around, it’s a perfect time to love yourself.
Spend the time right now to separate yourself from everything that is going on in your life, and that includes everything that’s going on in the world. Personally, I like to take some time for just me and do something that’s completely fluff! I love spending a day getting lost on Netflix, or watching a marathon of movies with my man. I cherish those days and we all need them! They always make me feel better about everything that is going on in my life.
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Another way I love to separate myself from all the noise and everything else is hiking. Not only does hiking make me feel like I’m miles away from the whole world, but it always reinvigorates me! My man and I have a really great hiking trail down the street from us that we love. It’s a fire road and is basically all uphill with a bunch of rolling hills mixed in on your way to the top. Then its all downhill on the way back. I always feel like I’ve done something amazing for myself after completing the hike!
Years ago someone told me that if you can’t love yourself, then no one else will. It is cheesy and clichéd, but it’s so true! For some reason I took it to heart, and I know its something that I will teach my daughter from the start. That way she’s always in the right frame of mind. For me, no matter what else is going on in my life, I always remind myself that I need to love myself first. I need to keep myself centered and I need to be true to me. So do you!
It’s so easy to look at the world and see all the things that are wrong. It’s so easy to look at your own life and see all the things you want to change, or don’t have, but in the end where does that get you? The truth is, it doesn’t get you anywhere. It just gets you in a lower place than where you started! That’s why when you’re feeling down, come back to what you love about yourself and your life. Every time I do that, I always get so many amazing feelings and any negative feelings I have disappear!
Loving yourself always comes down to you. It truly is the perfect time for you! No matter who your valentine is this year, make sure that you’re also your own valentine. Love yourself! It will melt away bad feelings and reinvigorate your life!
Mandi Mellen is Lead Editor, Staff Writer, and Featured Vlogger at BuzzChomp. She’s an actress, writer, and producer. Get lost in her youtube comedy channel PillowTalk TV. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Instagram
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