Today, we have a special post by our lovely assistant, Mariah. This is a great post and it is such a good idea – keep reading!
Hello Ugly Ducklings!
As some of you may know this Friday is Valentine’s Day, or as the single people like to call it, Single Awareness Day. Now I know for the single Swans out there (myself included) this can be a tough holiday, and who can blame ya. The holiday is dedicated to celebrating love, and if you have no one to celebrate it with, then what’s the point?
Well I, for one, think that just because you might not be in a relationship right now, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it.
There’s nothing wrong with being alone, and there’s nothing wrong with you.
So instead of spending the day sitting on the couch eating ice cream, and feeling sorry for yourself, why not treat yourself?
Make this Valentine’s Day a YOU day. Spend the day celebrating YOU.
Now I know for some of you, this can also be a hard thing to do. Some of us (including myself) have a low self-esteem, and this can hold us back from celebrating, because we don’t think we deserve it. But in all honesty, in order for us to find love on the outside, we first have to find love on the inside. Meaning we need to learn to love ourselves for who we are good and bad. Build up our self-esteem, and become confident in who we are, before we can find that one special person.
As stated by Healthy Self-Esteem: “Before we reach outside we have to look within. Start now to look at your relationship with yourself. Do you really love yourself?, do you have love inside?. If you don’t like yourself, people around you will not like you. Love is an inside job. In order to receive you must have it.”
To help build your self-esteem, here are a few tips that I found from the website above:
*Compliment yourself. (Tell yourself that you look gorgeous, because dearie, you forever and always will be beautiful)
*Look in the mirror and say “I love you” to yourself. (This one can take time, its ok if you don’t feel comfortable at first; your confidence will grow the more you say it.)
*Be proud of yourself. (And why shouldn’t you, you’re an amazing person and you should always be proud of yourself, even if you fail, because it means your growing and learning.)
These are just a few tips, if you would like to see more, check out the website that is provided by the link. So like I said before, make Valentine’s Day a YOU day.
You’re worth so much more than you think and YOU deserve to be celebrated.
So to make it special, here are some tips for celebrating alone.
• Do something nice for yourself. You could go shopping, see a movie, or just stay at home and have a relaxing bath with candle light, and a cup of hot CoCo with cinnamon.
• Watch your favorite movie, or one with your favorite actor in it.
• Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers and chocolates.
• Spend the day with your pet; no one loves you better than your pet does.
• If you have friends who are also single you could spend the day with them, have a Once Upon A Time marathon, go out to dinner together, have a Un-Valentine party.
• Or help brighten the day for someone else, bring flowers to a nursing home, or a family member.
I know for some of you it might be tough to spend the day alone (believe me I know), but we all have to keep our chins up. Just because you’re single now doesn’t mean you will be forever. I mean if spiders can find mates, I’m positive you have a chance. But you also shouldn’t be in a hurry to find love. You should enjoy the place in life you’re in right now. And most importantly you should enjoy being YOU.
As GiGi said from the movie He’s Just Not That Into You:
“Maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope.”
Hope you all have a Happy YOU Day!
Much Love and Big Hugs to you all!
A big thanks to Mariah for sharing her heart on this with everyone! Our friend Robyn Hussa, the CEO and Founder of the charity we support Mental Fitness Inc., posted a similar idea – she suggested writing a Valentine’s Day card to YOURSELF! Such a great idea!
Let us know if you decide to do any of these things! Take photos and we’ll share them! Have a great one, Ugly Ducklings!