I love the idea of Galentine's Day! But maybe you haven't heard of it? It's about spending Valentine's evening with your group of friends rather than with your partner. After all, we have the whole year to celebrate love with our other half 😉
(if we have one).
You can also choose to spend Valentine's Day with yourself and make an effort to pamper yourself 🥰. This idea is particularly close to my heart this year, as I'm heartbroken. I'm trying to be resilient, but it's never easy. So the editorial team and I got together and thought we'd come up with a self-care challenge for February, in the form of bingo. Here's what it looks like 👇:
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A challenge for yourself
As you can see, the aim here is to offer you a little challenge to do yourself some good. Taking care of yourself is important for calming negative emotions and building self-confidence. All these little gestures help to put you first and boost your self-esteem.
In fact, as editor Katie puts it, "self-confidence is important because it conditions our emotions, our thoughts, and therefore our behavior."
Of course, we can't avoid it! As I said, many of us need to give ourselves time and love, me first 🥴. That's why the whole editorial team decided to take up the challenge. What's more, we also had some fun asking ourselves what we'd say to the 20-year-old "us," and here are our answers 💬:
- 👉 Katie: "Despite all the love you have for others, don't accept a situation that makes you unhappy, and don't let others make you feel guilty for their reactions. Love yourself for a lifetime and even more in difficult times."
- 👉 Lauren: "I would tell myself to do my best, not to be in waiting, not to seek perfection, but to act despite mistakes, faults, or disappointments."
- 👉 Rosie: "Don't worry about what others think or say, listen to yourself, and do things for yourself; that's the main thing."
Tell us what you do to take care of yourself, and don't forget to leave us a comment below about your progress this month. We hope you like this idea; we believe that taking care of ourselves is one of the secrets to happiness 😌!
The editorial opinion: Not always easy!
In this month dedicated to love, let's remember that the most essential person to cherish is oneself. Offering oneself affection, time, and understanding is the first step toward genuine happiness. We all have our traumas, past battles, doubts, and wounds, but engaging in a kind inner dialogue is the beginning of a beautiful romance with oneself.
🤗 Understanding oneself, accepting oneself, being happy... It's here and now!
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