Be Your Own Valentine

Olivia Moody, Newspaper Editor

As Kayne once said, “You aint got to like me, I like me.” During Valentine’s day this year, consider this quote and take time to evaluate how to receive and show your love for others. 

While Valentine’s day can be great to celebrate love for a special someone, it can also be a good holiday to reflect on relationships that are often left out: relationships with family, friends and most importantly, with yourself. 

For people that are not in a romantic relationship, you could seize Valentine’s as a time to reconnect with an old friend or spend time with family. Not only could this improve your own mental health, but also spread love to those you care about.

There are five main ways that people show and receive platonic and romantic love. These are words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service and physical touch. 

Knowing what your love language is is not only a great way to have a stronger relationship with your loved ones but also with yourself. 

It can be easy to give the ones you love gifts and go out of your way to make them feel important, but it is often overlooked when considering yourself. 

This season, take a look inward to figure out how to love yourself, in order to better all of your relationships. Take yourself out for a date, go shopping, or spend a night watching movies. Take the time to really enjoy being alone with yourself, because, in the end, it’s only yourself that you have control over. 

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