In the past when Valentine’s Day rolled around, I would panic. Either I hadn’t had a date lined up, or if I did, it wasn’t as movie-magical as I had hoped.
I felt this way for years. But for the past couple of years, I have spent Valentine’s Day focused on me – on deepening my relationship with myself.
I have a wonderful fiance who treats me very well, but up until a few years ago things in the self love department left a lot to be desired. I spent a lot of time with him, doing things he loved and not really spending much time with just me.
When I started a regular journaling practice Over two years ago, all that changed. I met the real me: the creative, optimistic, courageous, daring and passionate me. The me that had been hiding underneath hours of time focused outward instead of inward.
I’m not at all suggesting we shouldn’t spend time with our loved ones. But I think it’s important to strike a balance between time alone, being introspective, and time with others, focused outward.
In fact, I noticed a huge improvement in the quality of my relationship with my partner when I spent more time alone, focusing on me. I know it seems paradoxical, but it’s true: I grew to know myself better, to nurture and care for myself more, and to love myself. This is something I have struggled with for years.
While being romantic on Valentine’s Day is nice, and certainly can add to the quality of a relationship, I encourage you to take some time this Valentine’s Day to show yourself some love. You could take yourself on a self love date or take some time out to journal. Buy yourself flowers, and do something special just for you.
The Journal Wild Self Love Kit is designed to get you feeling lovey-dovey – about yourself. I hope you will download the kit and spend some time focusing on the person who should bring you the most joy: you.
11 thoughts on “Be your own Valentine: The Self Love Kit”
I can’t seem to make the button work.. I’ll keep trying. Thanks for such a lovely gift
The one in the sidebar worked. Thanks again.
Hi Ange, thanks for letting me know, should be fixed now. Enjoy! x
Thanks for sharing this lovely toughts 😉 Greetings from France !!!
Great concept.Self love is super important.I remember buying flowers for myself on Valentine’s day every year while I was in college.It made me super happy.I would love to see all the wonderful things that you have included in the kit.Thanks for being so generous.Shared this on google.Happy Valentine’s day!
Hi Pals, I like that, buying flowers for yourself on Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you like the kit! Happy Valentine’s to you too 🙂
Thanks for the self-love kit, I think it’s an important subject to look at and work on. Love to artjournal so I can’t wait to continue!
Hi Saskia, you’re welcome! I agree, definitely an important subject that often gets overlooked. I’d love to see any art journal pages you make!
i would love a copy of the free self love kit. I subscribed but I didn’t get an email?
Thank you so much for all you’re sharing with us. Your work is so inspirational. I often visit your Instagram page for inspiration, really love your creative style.
Have a happy Valentine’s day!
Aw thanks Alice! What a lovely thing to say. You are most welcome. A very happy (belated) Valentine’s day to you too! xo