Valentine’s Day can be a very stressful holiday full of expectations for both singles and couples. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, we are here to remind you that the most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself.

Here are 6 Mental Health Tips for more Self-Love this Valentine’s Day:


1. Celebrate The Relationship You Have With Yourself 

Single or not, use this day to check in with yourself and ask your mind, body and spirit how it’s going. Are you happy? Are you stressed? What are your needs and are they met? How is your energy level lately? Reflect on these questions and then make a list of all the things you love about yourself. This is very important: Do not be humble! Brag! Brag! Brag about yourself! Take this moment to acknowledge and soak in your greatness. There is no better day than today to practice self love!


2. Treat Yourself

Couples usually celebrate Valentine’s Day by gifting presents and making fancy dinner reservations to show appreciation. If you’re single, make this day about you and show yourself appreciation. Go buy yourself a nice gift because you work hard and deserve it. Go indulge in your favorite food because your body will thank you. Do the things that make you happy!


3. Go Offline For The Day And Visit Nature

Studies show that being in nature can improve your mental health. Take a break from your screen and venture out into nature. If you’re near the ocean, go to the beach and be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the open ocean. If you’re near the mountain, go for a hike through the woods. Breath in the clean crisps air, look up at the bright blue sky and embrace mother nature. 

4. Connect With Friends And Family

Show your friends and family some love today! Friendship love and family love are equally important to romantic love. Make sure your cup isn’t just filled up by your partner or by any one person. Always leave room in your cup for friends, family and yourself. It’s all about b a l a n c e 


5. Shut Down All Societal Pressure

This is for both single people and couples. Shut down all the noise telling you to get married, or get a boyfriend, or have babies. Shut. It. All. Down. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you need to be at a place that you’re not ready for. There is no right time, there is just your time. Do only what you are ready for when you are ready. 


6. Ask For Help

Valentine’s Day is a hard one for most single people because of the parade of affection couples show throughout social media. If you can’t shake off the Valentine’s Day blues, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to a trusted family member, a friend or a licensed professional. Everyone needs someone to talk to and the great thing about having a therapist is that you get an unbiased perspective and it’s a safe place for you to talk about anything.