Be Your Own Valentine

I don’t just mean today or tomorrow, I suppose. But I mean every day of the year. You are an amazing person – you are unique. There is no one in the world exactly like you – even if you are a twin. #jokes #ihavethem

The reality is, you can find love in others, in yoga, in doughnuts, in travel. But what you need is to love yourself. Not to think you’re the best thing since sliced bread, I’m not talking narcissism (which always comes with a good dose of self-loathing, if we’re being honest). I’m taking about respecting yourself. Knowing that you deserve love, honestly, caring, forgiveness.

Take time, every day, to do something that is just for you. Something that helps you in some way – meditate, go to yoga, sit on a park bench and look around. Know that you deserve good things. I am going to two yoga workshops – one tonight, one tomorrow with one of my best friends in the world. I know that my kids will be in good hands with my mom and my husband. I know that I deserve this time to myself. And I know that after taking said time, I will be a happier person and therefor a better wife and mom to my family.

And if all of that is too new age hippie for you, I’ll be your Valentine. No chocolate, thanks. Complex carbs for this gal.

XOXO

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