2. Creative night. Forget about your To Do List, get out your markers, your paper, your coloring book, your collage materials. Allow yourself to play. I heard recently about an artist who keeps shoe boxes of things that she loves or that inspire her. When she sits down to create she looks at her boxes, they inspire her creations. Free association creativity without agenda is so satisfying– who cares if it looks like a masterpiece. Maybe it will. Maybe it won’t. Pick an idea you’ve had this week and make art about it, or not. Either way, time to play is very self-loving.
3. Write a sweet note to yourself. That’s right. Make yourself a Valentine, even if it’s just a list of all the things you think you are spectacular at. Applaud yourself in this note. You deserve it. Leave it on the kitchen table the eve of February 13th for you to discover the next morning, after all it is Valentine’s Day.
4. Buy your own flowers. Seriously. Why wait for someone else? You know what you like. And you’re worth it. You would do it for someone else wouldn’t you?