Look after your health and wellbeing this Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about the cute cards, chocolate, sweets and roses. Many of us struggle to live up to the perfect relationships we see on TV and social media. Why not take some time to focus on what makes you feel great?
Valentine’s Day can be quite a stressful time, especially for those who don’t celebrate this holiday or others who are worried about the pressure of impressing their partner with expensive gifts.
We often lose sight of what really matters this time of year. Always remember, your love for someone is not measured by the gift or amount of money you spend.
Whether you’re spending it with family, friends or on your own, here are a few ways you can enjoy Valentine’s Day and look after your health and wellbeing at the same time!
Have a digital detox
If you want to spend the special day with your other half, agree to a no-phones policy and make an effort to speak to each other. Switching off your devices will reduce stress and ensure you have each other’s full attention.
Alternately, if you’re on your own this Valentine’s Day, don’t be tempted to check social media, you’ll only end up comparing yourself to others.
Give up your own time to help others on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, helping at an animal shelter or spending some quality time with the elderly, helping others will make you feel great – forget the roses and chocolate!
Talk about your feelings
As cliché as it sounds, speaking to your partner about the highs and lows of your day will make you feel so much better. Work on each other’s self-esteem by paying compliments and highlight their strengths. Check out these useful tips for fostering healthy relationships!
Opt for a night in
Instead of panicking about booking a table at that posh, expensive restaurant, save the pennies and organise a night in! Cook a healthy meal and spend some quality time together instead of shouting over a table in a noisy restaurant.
Remember, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about being in love. If you don’t have a partner, get some friends together and enjoy a night in with games, films and snacks!
Keep yourself busy
If you think Valentine’s Day will affect your self-esteem, keep yourself busy all day long to distract yourself. Run some errands, make lunch plans with friends, go and see a movie or even release those happy endorphins at the gym!
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