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Feb 14, 2020

A Guide to Self-Love on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, the only Valentine you need this year is you

By: Isabella Torchia
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At one point in your life, Valentine’s Day was an exciting day filled with school dances, candy hearts, chocolate and sweet cards sent to and from pals. Then... you got a little bit older. And suddenly Valentine’s Day became a day that could only be celebrated if you had someone to celebrate it with. 

And while this is so easy to believe (drug store aisles lined with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate the second Christmas ends doesn’t help), it’s just simply not true. Sure, it’s a holiday centred around romance, but what about romancing yourself

Regardless if you have a boo or not, make yourself your own Valentine this year. Read on to find out how you can celebrate YOU this Valentine’s Day… and any other day you chose. 💞


Kind Words Always: Whether it’s a positive affirmation you say to yourself in the mirror right after you wake up, or something you repeat throughout the day it helps to have a mantra or quote that grounds you back to kindness and focuses your attention on self-love, positivity and power. This can be anything you like, but here are a few fun ones that’ll make you feel like Cupid shot his arrow right at your own butt:


Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first
- Carrie Bradshaw
 
If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an Amen?
- Rupaul 
 
My mom said to me, 'You know sweetheart, one day you should settle down and marry a rich man’. And I said, 'Mom, I am a rich man.'
- Cher

 

Dress up: On Valentine’s Day, dress up in an outfit that simply makes you feel good. This could be that gown in your closet that serves E! red carpet realness, or your oldest hole-iest softest PJ shirt. It could mean going full glam with your makeup or bare-faced and beautiful. Whether it’s the highest of heels or the comfiest of sweatpants, wear whatever makes you glow. For Team Knix member Isabella, it means wearing the biggest hoops she owns… paired with Knix Lounge Pants.

Surround yourself with beauty: Spend some time outdoors in the sun. Watch your favorite movie. Listen to your favorite music. Take a bath. Grab some mini canvases and have a paint night. Hang with all your favorite people. Visit interesting architecture in your city. Go to a museum. Plant something! Not only are these nice things to do, but studies prove that surrounding yourself with beauty actually makes you happier. For Team Knix member Steph, it means filling her home with big beautiful bouquets of flowers. 

Treat Yourself: Invest in something that makes you feel GOOD. This could be anything! For Team Knix member Erin (and resident shopaholic), this always means lingerie. This Valentine’s Day, she’s just in luck. Knix has some beautiful new colors for spring that are sure to brighten you up after a very dreary winter. You should check them out here before Erin sells everything out. 


On Valentine’s Day and beyond, have an amazing day celebrating YOU.

As Carrie Bradshaw once said,

The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And, if you find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”

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