Embracing Self-Love on Valentine’s Day: A Therapist’s Perspective

By. Rachel Troob, Psychology Intern

Valentine’s Day is often associated with expressions of love towards others, but it’s equally important to turn inward and practice self-love. As a mental health therapist, I understand the significance of nurturing our mental well-being, and Valentine’s Day can serve as a beautiful opportunity for self-reflection and self-care. Whether you are in a relationship or single- let’s take matters into our own hands this Valentine’s Day. 

  1. Redefining Love: Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be solely about romantic love. It’s an excellent occasion to redefine love in a broader sense. Start by acknowledging and appreciating the love you have for yourself. Understand that self-love is the foundation for building meaningful connections with others.
  2. Doing Something Special for Yourself on Valentine’s Day: Even if you have a partner, take the time to do something special just for yourself on Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself to a favorite meal, indulge in a spa day at home, or engage in a hobby you love. This intentional act reinforces the importance of self-love within the context of a romantic relationship.
  3. Positive Affirmations: Challenge negative self-talk by incorporating positive affirmations into your daily routine. Remind yourself of your worth, strengths, and capabilities. Positive affirmations can help shift your mindset and contribute to building a more compassionate relationship with yourself.

So, whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day solo or with a partner, take some time to celebrate yourself. Remember, love begins from within. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!