When we think of the month of February, one of the things that often comes to mind is Valentine’s Day. Some are planning for roses and romance, while others are resigned to yet another day of empty vases, solo movie nights, and eating chocolates they bought themselves. So many different emotions race through the mind and body with just the thought, but really if Valentine’s day is supposed to be about love, why don’t we all take it as an opportunity for self-love and self-care regardless of our relational status?
Maybe your struggle isn’t the box of chocolates
As much as inhaling an entire box of assorted chocolate truffles might feel like a highly loving thing to do for your taste buds, overindulgence isn’t always the best way to do right by yourself. If you have been struggling with your weight, trying to manage your diabetes, or hoping to jump off of the emotional rollercoaster that excessive sugar can cause, this kind of behavior could hurt your health. Maybe your struggle isn’t the box of chocolates. Maybe it’s a relationship that is unhealthy and the only purpose it serves is to keep you from being alone in the beauty of who you are. Sometimes, learning to discipline your desires might be the most caring thing you can do for yourself because if you don’t take care of your physical and mental health, who will?
I challenge you to take the rest of the month of February to focus on different ways to love yourself, which should include detoxing your mind and body of thoughts and things that are harmful. To begin detoxing your mind, I challenge you to write down at least three reasons that you are worthy of being loved by your own self. For the rest of the week, try reading them to yourself when you wake up and before you go to bed. I also challenge you to detox your life of excessive sedentariness by engaging in some physical exercise to improve both your circulation and your mood. Whether it’s going to the gym, taking a dance or martial arts class, or simply taking a walk, go get moving!
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