Happy Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, today is Valentine’s Day. Old, young, single, in a relationship- the advice I’m going to offer applies to YOU! So please forgive me while I step on my soap box (it only happens once in a while!). Here are two small things to consider. Believe me, they are for your own good. 

Give Yourself Some Lovin’
At the end of the day, you are stuck with you. So why not value and appreciate what you love about being in your own skin? Our culture teaches us that it’s more acceptable to self-criticize, which is sad. Why don’t you take a moment and give yourself a compliment (out loud if you’re brave, silently if you are feeling self-concious.) Or at the very least, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Savor Your Food Experiences
Rather than walking around feeling guilty about the Valentine’s Day chocolate you might be eating today, enjoy it! I truly believe that eating ought to be a positive experience. And I also believe that food is truly enjoyed when you slow down and savor it. So before munching mindlessly, try these three quick steps: smell it, chew slowly, catch the flavor, and then swallow. You may be surprised by what you find.

Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope it’s a sweet one.