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

Rachel Troob, Psychology Intern

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!