5 Ways to Show Self-Love on Valentine’s Day


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Take some time to show yourself some love and gratitude this Valentine’s Day.

Katherine Wu and Maggie Haven

Valentine’s Day can seem like a holiday reserved only for those with significant others. With couples getting each other cute gifts and constantly posting about each other, it can be easy to forget one of the most important types of love: self love. 

But don’t worry; we put together a list of five easy ways to show self love on Valentine’s Day!

1. Watch a movie

One of the best ways to relax is to curl up on your couch or bed and put on a good movie or TV show. Whether you choose to watch a classic love story like “Roman Holiday” (1953) or a popular new release such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021), any movie is valid as long as you enjoy it!


2. Eat food you love

Think of some of your favorite foods, snacks and desserts, and make a combined plate for yourself. Perfect to enjoy while watching a movie of your choice. Or you could head out to your favorite restaurant and treat yourself to a meal there!


3. Splurge

You don’t have to receive a gift from a significant other; you can receive one from yourself. Go ahead and buy that one thing you’ve had your eyes on, or browse Amazon for something fun that catches your eye! If you’re a fan of saving money, think of all the Valentine’s Day items that will be on sale in just a few days.


4. Spend time with the people you love

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, so spend it with your close friends or family. FaceTime someone you love, or find a time to meet up and enjoy their company while doing something you love. Stay inside and play board games, or take a walk if you’re feeling adventurous! 


5. Try something new

Sometimes all we need to feel better is a small change. If there’s anything you’ve always wanted to try, it’s never too late to start. Experiment with baking, journaling, exercising or even listening to a new genre of music. You might just find your new favorite hobby!


Whether you’re single or not, it’s always important to show yourself some self love. Happy Valentine’s Day!