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Valentine’s Day – It’s Not Romance…It’s LOVE!

On a day all about love, remember to love yourself.

Valentine’s Day is all about showing  your love to those close to you. Whether you are married, in a relationship or single, love is a super important part of your life. Time to love yourself!

No partner? No problem.

This Valentine’s Day, I challenge you to think about yourself, too and be present. It is often hard in day-to-day life to remember to take care of yourself the way you take care of others around you. What better reason to spend time taking care of yourself than a holiday dedicated to love! Looking for some ideas?

  • Take yourself out for a special coffee.
  • Write a love letter to yourself, express everything you love about yourself, and spend some selfish time with it!
  •  Make a gratitude list about all the things you are grateful for in your life.

Something I find helps me when I’m feeling down is to remind myself of all the things I am grateful for in my life. My family, my pets, the work I get to do, my hobbies (crafts especially), you get the point!

You don’t need a special someone to have a special Valentine’s Day!

Married or in a relationship? We’ve got you covered, too.

Society has such a strong push for the elaborate Valentine’s celebration and gifts. It’s important to remember to do something you want to do and not something you think you have to do because society says so. Remember, the day is all about love. Looking for some ideas?

  • Go out to your favorite shared restaurant.

  • Plan ahead together to keep it low stress.

  • A Valentine’s night in can be just as special and may help being less stressed over the holiday.

My favorite idea is ordering our favorite restaurant  food in for the night and curling up on the couch and watching our favorite show at the moment! A nice relaxing night spent together with the one you love is what it’s all about right?!

Whether married, in a relationship, or single, just make sure to remember the day is about love, not stress or anxiety. Do what’s best for you and your loved ones.


Kristina Moore, RN

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