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Valentine’s Day – Love Yourself This Year

13 February 2011

Be kind to your own heart's the only one you have.

Be kind to your own heart's the only one you have.

Once a year it seems that the whole world goes pink and fluffy in pursuit of passion, romance and at the very least, a happy home life.

People rush out and buy cards, cuddly toys and little love tokens. They book tables in restaurants, wear their brightest smiles, or bag the back row at their local cinema, for ninety minutes of Hollywood flavoured hugs.

They do all of this to celebrate the person they’re with, encouraged onwards by saccharine advertisements pushing perfume that will instantly transform us (with just one tiny puff) into either a bronzed hunk with a surfboard, or an elegant beauty sashaying our way into the Ritz.

Valentine’s day is clearly a commercial enterprise and yet it’s always fun to get a card, or a message, or to use the day as an opportunity to go out to dinner with someone special.


We also need to love ourselves.

It’s fun to treat other people and it’s also really healthy and satisfying to treat ourselves too.

We all work hard, rob sleep to look after children, or rush off to work without a decent breakfast inside us. We all spend time thinking about the needs of others and can forget to put ourselves first.

This year I’d like to invite you to think about yourself and do one thing to say; ‘well done me, I’m lovely.’

You might choose to:

  • Buy a treat at break time.
  • Give yourself a quiet 30 minutes, to read a book perhaps, or just snooze.
  • Have a second glass of sherry (is one ever enough?)
  • Download some music for your iPod.
  • Subscribe to a hobby or news magazine (this is a great way to have something interesting arrive in the post every month).
  • Pamper yourself with a (you can fill in the blank here).
  • Come home early from work.
  • Indulge in your favourite pastime.
  • Buy yourself something pink, fluffy or sparkly.

The choice is endless and the choice is yours. You can also take a minute to enjoy our special Valentine’s Day Video (feat Brian) which joins the other mini-masterpieces on the Tube of You. Brian’s great to work with; he always hits his marks and never fluffs a line. A real pro.

So, this year do keep yourself in your partner’s good books…and also do something for yourself too. Because:

You’re worth it.

By the way…I’m always interested in comments…so please share with us what you will being doing to be kind to yourself…

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