It’s February, and the next big holiday is Valentines Day It's one of those holidays that can easily get to you, and bring your down emotionally, or even mentally. Valentine's Day is no longer, "a thing" for me. I quit Valentine's Day a few years ago, and for the better. In this post I wanted to share with you a few reasons why I quit the holiday of love
1. Goodbye expectations... I was no longer sitting around waiting and hoping for something to happen, or expecting for my partner to surprise me with a lady and the tamp inspired Valentine's Day that he had no idea I wanted.
2. Stopped giving with the hope of receiving... If I wasn't sitting around dreaming about what I wanted to happen out of thin air, I would manipulate that situation and give with the hopes of getting in return. Nope, not any more.
3. I said goodbye to feeling lonely, doubting myself, caught up in my feelings... making myself feel horrible because I wasn't taking part in Valentine's Day (getting a gift, going on a date, being romanced, etc.)
4. Instead of one day of getting, receiving, hoping... I took the entire month to focus on what I needed mentally, physically, and emotionally. I poured into myself to make sure I was rested, comfortable, and full of joy. I loved myself hard. The result... a better me, a happier me, a more productive me, and those who were around me loved my energy, as well as spending time with me.
So how are you going to make the shift and quit Valentines Day? Share what your plans are. Keep the conversation going in the Daily Ritual Community.