February can feel very lonely and isolating. Every year, stores stock up on Valentine’s day goodies, couples seem to be showing off how happy they are and social media can be suffocating. If you’re single, it may feel like no one is celebrating you. However, there are many ways to practice self-care and shower yourself with love over this holiday season.
Invest in hobbies that make you feel good about yourself
It is important to build habits that genuinely improve one’s quality of life and make you happier. For example, I recently started my own fitness journey after struggling with it for many years. Recently, I pushed away my old mindset and decided to invest in gym memberships. I do these things to help me be mindful of the world around me and improve my mental health. While I might not be the best runner or the strongest weightlifter, I’ve seen an improvement in myself.
Going to the gym isn’t the only hobby you can pick up. I think it’s wisest to pick up a hobby you already have an interest in and make it a part of your daily routine. For example, if you enjoy crocheting, you could crochet a couple of rows or practice stitches each night before bed. There are a variety of hobbies you can practice with, like watching movies, reading, dancing or writing. By investing time into things that are not inherently productive or success-driven, you will learn to invest in yourself and your personal happiness.
Have a night in and pamper yourself
Spending a nice night on Valentine’s day is a great way to practice self-love without external expectations. Maybe you can cook yourself a nice dinner
and watch a movie. You can end the night with a nice, refreshing spa night, pull out your favorite face masks and candles and enjoy a nice bubble bath. Spending time alone and recharging can be a great way to practice self-love.
Invest in something to pleasure yourself
Lastly, it is important to try to find something that will allow you to just be happier and healthier. For example, books are a great way to distract yourself from the world and spend time on your own. However, there are other ways of pleasuring yourself. Sex toys are a great investment as many of them last for long periods of time, and are an amazing addition to your life.
Bellessa, a feminist porn company, sells a wide variety of sex toys. They’ve collaborated with Buzzfeed to create inventive new sex toys. Bonjibon is also another female-owned sex toy company that sells a wide variety of toys. Some of the most highly rated sex toys are the Satisfyer Pro 2, which features suction technology and retails for $65. The Satisfyer Pro 2 acts similarly to the viral ‘Rose’ vibrator, which is also available on Bonjibon. Some other great sex toys are the bullet vibrator, which is fairly inexpensive and functions as a good beginner option, and the rabbit vibrator, which provides both clitoral and internal pleasure. Along with that, dildos are a great option for those who want penetration only in their sex toys.
Self-love can be more than the occasional spa night, it can also be very sexual and exciting.
Overall, it is super important to continue to practice self-love in a variety of ways that further enhance your life. Hopefully, with a little help from this article, you can continue your own self-love journey!