Valentines day is a hit or miss with some people. If you're in a relationship, it's traditionally a day when you show your partner how much you love them and if you're single, it's a day you wish you could ignore. For us at Olyinka HQ, we decided we didn't want to fall into the pattern of promoting a day that is traditionally meant for couples but to promote Valentines day as being a day in which we celebrate and honour the concept of love and self-love. To love yourself, to show others you love them and to celebrate love regardless of your relationship status. So to honour this day we've compiled seven ideas for your perfect Valentines day that will honour and celebrate you as a woman.
1. START YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY WITH POSITIVE SELF AFFIRMATIONS.
This is a must. Positive affirmations will get your body, mind, soul and spirit into a good space and furthermore release positive vibrations and energy inside and around you. Start your day by speaking positivity over yourself, this will form the foundation and intention for your whole day. Check out our Pinterest board for more affirmation inspiration.
2. TREAT YOURSELF TO A GIFT.
Another aspect of self-love is we love is rewarding and gifting yourself. By doing this, you are saying " I love me... so I'm going to reward myself" And why not? The gift doesn't have to be expensive, but for Valentine's we say - knock yourself out and gift yourself something that you will love and appreciate.
3. LET THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM.
This day is about love and the celebration of it, so show your love and appreciation to those people in your life who have supported and nurtured you. Go on pick up the phone and shar the love.
4. LISTEN TO OUR VALENTINE'S PLAYLIST
No love songs here. but empowering, head nodding tunes that will make your Valentines fun and uplifting. Download it to your phone and play it throughout the day. WE hope you like. Click here for the playlist.
5. TREAT YOURSELF TO YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL.
Whether it's with your partner, friends or by yourself huddled on the sofa watching Netflix - treat yourself to a speacial meal that you will love and enjoy. This is your day, make the most of it.
6. PAMPER YOURSELF
Our favourite thing to do. Get all your favourite potions, lotions and smelly stuff and pamper, pamper pamper! Oh and if you haven't done this for a while and need some guidance check out our luxury pampering tips here. You deserve it girl!