How to Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, my mind is focused on all things self-love. I think Valentine’s Day is a great way/reminder for couples to celebrate their love and to be little extra romantic. For those who are single, it can sometimes be a reminder that you do not have anyone or anything to celebrate. However, I believe there is a lot to celebrate with or without someone special. Below are a few things that I think you should focus on this Valentine’s Day.

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Start Living, Not Existing

When I was going through my dieting phase, I literally thought about food all day (and not in a good way). I thought about every little ingredient that went into the recipes I tried. I thought about every calorie and macronutrient that I planned on consuming that day and the timing of it all. I’m not kidding when I say that it also took me all weekend to meal plan and prep.

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Understanding Your Body

I believe having food freedom is one of the best things in life for someone who used to be obsessed with dieting. However, I know that finding food freedom is a difficult journey and a hard concept to grasp when you are used to always having a diet plan. I think the reason that this journey is so difficult is because we have lost touch with understanding our bodies and what they need to thrive.

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Trusting Ourselves

For the past week, I’ve been learning to fully trust my intuition despite the fact that it was telling me to do something I really did not want to do. As someone who tries her hardest to listen to her intuition over her mind, I had to follow the path that it was pointing me towards and make some changes. This change has forced me to leave my comfort zone and embrace the unknown.

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It's Called a Diet, Not a Healthy Lifestyle

When I was on a diet, I thought I was simply living a healthy lifestyle. At the time, I did not think the food rules I was following were harming my physical and mental health. I felt strong and empowered when I would refuse a treat at the office or would pass on cake and ice cream at someone’s birthday party. I remember thinking to myself, “Wow all these people are harming their bodies, but I am choosing to take care of mine.”

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