Is Valentine’s Day Lame?
We’ve made it to February, the month of looovvvve. Lots of people think that Valentine’s Day is lame and commercial; yes it can be both of those things, but it’s also kind of awesome if you think about it. It’s a holiday based on love, so how bad can it really be?
With so much turmoil, uncertainty and shittiness, I think we should embrace love? All kinds of love…like all month, not just on Feb 14th.
Love Yo Self
I think we were all hoping that 2021 would magically bring us back to normal or at least some resemblance of normal; well that didn’t happen! So it’s more important than ever that we practice self love and give ourselves a break every once in awhile.
For this month let’s do our best to do one thing each day that we love. It could be soaking in a hot tub full of bubbles, which is my fav. Or it could be enjoying your morning coffee in silence, before anyone else in your house gets up; or letting yourself retreat to your bedroom at the end of the day to enjoy some Netflix, without feeling guilty that you should be doing something “productive”. Just tell that little voice in your head to zip it! You are being productive, you are taking care of yourself! Seriously, you will be no good to anyone if you don’t take care of yourself first.
Love Your Life
I am going to focus on this one a little extra this month. When you’re used to jetting around from place to place, seeing and doing new things, being grounded home for a year takes some getting used to; and by “getting used to” I mean it sucks!!
Lately, I’ve been feeling like my life has been on hold and not a brief hold, a looonnnng, it’s been a year hold. Well guess what? I’ll never get that time back, so I need to change my mindset and make this year count, even if I spend most of it grounded… in my apartment…alone, lol.
I am going to remind myself every morning of all the things that I’m grateful for and I’m going to make plans. I may not be able to fly anywhere anytime soon, but there are lots of things to do and see in my area. Full disclosure, I am a planner, if I don’t have anything to look forward to, I tend to feel very blah.
Figure out what’s important to you and what you need to do in order to make this freaky time count. I can’t be the only one out there who has forgotten what day it is…right? The days and weeks seem to get all mushed together. Here are a few “love your life” ideas that may help:
- Make plans, it doesn’t have to be complicated, just give yourself something to look forward to
- Learn something new or tap into your creative side
- Create a new routine for yourself, get up at the same time, go to bed at the same time…ish, eat at least one meal at your dining table…
- Get fresh air, this one super important for our collective mental healths
And if you only get one thing from this post, I would like it to be that you are not alone. Lots of people are fine and doing well then, bam! They aren’t doing so well. Just keep going, you aren’t a freak, it’s all normal.
Ok, I lied, I have two things I’d like you to take away from this post. The second is that it’s ok if you’ve had too many cookies and bought a bicycle and only used it twice, even though it’s super cute. You are doing your best and that is enough.
Love Your People
It’s easy to feel alone these days, since we’re not able to gather and do our normal social things. So we need to be a bit more creative in order to stay connected.
I have now reinstated two weekly zoom calls with friends, as my area is back in the red phase, which if you aren’t familiar with the coloured phases, red is not good.
One friend just suggested that we come to our next call with a few questions for each other. I think it’s a fabulous idea. When was the last time you asked someone, who you’ve known for years, a well thought of deep question about themselves? Ok, they may not be that deep? But they will be interesting.
Another friend recently went running with her teenage son, who isn’t able to train with his hockey team at the moment. Her pace was a little slower…ok, maybe a lot slower than his? But what a great opportunity for some real mother and son bonding time. And when you do things with your peeps, take selfies, you are making memories and that is awesome!
Make puzzles or play an old school board game with your bubble, just enjoy being with your people and be thankful that you have them be it virtually or in person.
This is my first post on my new and improved platform, so show me some love damn it!! Lol, my new layout and design will make navigating easier. Like or send me a comment, just scroll down or follow my super helpful steps, listed below…you’re welcome!
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And the best part is that when you are reading a post, just scroll all the way down and you can easily leave me a comment, yay!!! My old layout wasn’t super user friendly. Let me know what your Feb love goals are going to be and if you like my new layout.