Be Your Own Valentine: Love Yourself


A few months ago, I wrote a blog about an emotionally abusive relationship I was in. Afterward, I decided that I would give the relationship another shot, but the relationship escalated to be physically abusive. As a result, for the final time, the relationship ended.

It just so happened that the relationship ended around Valentine’s Day, which I felt like was the worst thing that could ever happen. I thought that I needed the love of someone else to make me feel whole. However, I learned through this breakup that loving myself was the best way to go. I think happiness should come from within.

The best way to start loving yourself is by participating in activities that you enjoy. Here are some of my interests that are helping me getting over my breakup:

If nothing on this list seems to appeal to you, then experiment with other activities until you find your passions!

It is essential that you find who you are. I think only those who know who they are and what they stand for are able to love themselves. So regardless of whether you have a “significant other,” love yourself this Valentine’s Day—and every other day of the year. The love that comes from within is the most powerful because it is unbreakable. What are you going to do this Valentine’s Day to show yourself some love?


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