Be our Valentine! How could one day be an exciting celebration for many and to others a source of anxiety? If you do not have a special someone in your life, you may find yourself dreading the day. All you can see is the color red everywhere and everything from stuffed animals to chocolate hearts at every turn. You may find yourself thinking, “gosh, I just can’t wait for the day to be over.”
Over the years, I have learned through my life coaching that one day does not define love in your life. Love is more available than you may think. Many people put too much attention on someone else to love, thinking this will be the answer to their happiness.
The secret to happiness is actually that of self-love. You can have someone in your life telling you that you are amazing and wonderful but until you believe it yourself, the love that you have cannot actually make you happy.
The key to attracting more meaningful and authentic loving relationships into your life is starting with the only person you have control over, yourself.
When you think about love enriching your life, don’t just think about it in terms of having a significant other. Practice opening your heart more to the loved ones in your life and most importantly, loving yourself first.
Love of self starts when you make Tiny Life Changes in reframing your thoughts. This Valentine’s Day write down 14 things you love about yourself or write yourself your own love note. Shifting your thinking and opening your heart is the perfect combination for love to multiply in your world.
“Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. ” Maya Angelo