It might not be an official holiday, but Galentine’s Day is a highly anticipated day to shower yourself and your best friends with love. Celebrated on February 13th, Galentine’s Day proves that romantic love isn’t the only kind of love that needs celebration in February. This Galentine’s Day, celebrate with these self-care tips.
Give your body some physical self-care with exercise. That could mean challenging yourself with a big workout, or it could be as simple as going for a walk in the sunshine. Any kind of physical activity is a great way to care for your body and impact your emotional health, too. Invite your gal pals to tag along and practice physical self-care together.
Take a Bath
Whether or not you’ve worked out beforehand, taking a bath is a great way to relax and pamper yourself. Dig those bath bombs out of the drawer and use your fluffiest towel to give yourself the ultimate physical and emotional self-care. You could also light some candles, play some music, watch a movie, or do anything else to make your bath more fun and relaxing for yourself.
Spend Quality Time with a Loved One
Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your love for others. Spend the day with loved ones like a friend, grandparent, sibling, or neighbor. Exchanging stories and catching up with loved ones is a great way to practice social and emotional self-care.
Start a Gratitude Journal
There’s no better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than by expressing the things you are grateful for. Grab some paper and your favorite pen, or make a digital gratitude journal online to include your favorite photos and fonts. Keeping a gratitude journal is sure to increase your positivity and self-esteem.
Make a Favorite Meal
Galentine’s Day calls for making your favorite foods! Whether you do lunch or brunch with your gal pals or make your favorite dinner for yourself, cooking delicious homemade food is a great way to show yourself some care.
Make Your Own Flower Bouquet
If you’re in love with traditional Valentine’s Day bouquets, why not make one for yourself? Many grocery stores or flower shops offer affordable ways to create your own floral arrangements to fit your aesthetic. They’re sure to bring you joy sitting on your kitchen table.
Declutter Your Social Media
Another great way to care for yourself is by decluttering your social media accounts. Take some time to unfollow or unfriend accounts that clutter your feed or cause you stress, clear your email inbox, or go through your notifications. Let’s face it, social media has become a huge part of daily life. You’re sure to feel more peaceful each day with a de-cluttered social media feed.