Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s a time to celebrate love, a time to celebrate compassion, a time to celebrate respect.
Many people who are involved in this wonderful time to celebrate can make it a time to celebrate themselves as well.
Because although many times, celebratory moments can be stressful when searching for the right gift, the right card and remembering to not forget anyone, when you know how to manage stress, you can let this be a a time for your pure celebration of love……stress-free!
While surfing the web, I’ve uncovered some rather particular celebratory ideas which really stood out. For example, over at Your Tango, a digital media company dedicated to love and relationships, I found it quite interesting that their resident love expert, Melanie Gorman was loving sent a love poem for Valentine’s Day because usually we tend to think of celebrating Valentine’s Day with those closest to us. (i.r.l.)
These types of random acts of kindness are surely appreciated by the recipients, yet it’s often the giver of these random acts of kindness who receives the greatest benefit.
In a different example, maybe you’d like to be whisked away by exotic travel to a new romantic destination. If so, then the CNN report will show you exotic travel locations worth making plans to visit with your significant other. They’ve given you 10 Sweetest Places For A Valentine’s Proposal and I can assure you that those are 10 of the most wonderful places to take your significant other even if you’re not proposing!
However, with all that you will be doing during on this sweet holiday, I would like for you to remember the first place for you to direct your love, compassion and respect.
Remember to honor YOURSELF for this Valentine’s Day!
Since our focus here at Laughs Heal is on showing you how to manage stress effectively through the use of non toxic, non invasive, all natural methods like laughter therapy, among others, I think it’s important for you to remember to make a date with yourself, as well.
Here are some ideas of things you can do to show your love for yourself, which also do wonders to lower your stress levels and enhance your feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment with your life:
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Here is where you will indulge yourself in not only eating your tastiest treats with your favorite warm beverage, but you will also take a “Time Out” from external disturbances.
Use this time to read your favorite magazines, inspirational stories, or books. Nurture yourself during this private time and lavish yourself with the stories that add vitality to your thinking process.
2. Write yourself a love letter.
Yes, write down the things you really love about yourself! The more specific you can be, the better. Then seal this love letter away in some special place you might call “your rainy day” spot. This is the letter you will open and read when you are feeling down. I’ve done this many times and found that it really helps you to keep an open mind when things “aren’t so smooth”. It will help you to remember all of the good things about yourself when you really need some fast positive energy.
Get your favorite playlist together and go to a room where you can be alone and not weary of who sees you. Then pump up the volume and dance yourself happy! Dancing is a great aerobic activity and through this process, endorphins are released.
Endorphins do you a lot of good because they act as neurotransmitters which tell your brain and your body that you are happy. Essentially, your dancing with yourself, alone, where you don’t have to worry of how others view your dancing skills, will lift your spirits and chemically give you a sense of well-being, happiness and joy!
If you like Wii, then try this to get you going: Just Dance 3
In closing, I will leave you with a beautiful poem by one of my favorites, Lord Byron. This marvelous piece of work is brought to you by The Poetry Foundation and you might want to check it out if you’d like to wow your significant other with a romantic poem.
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
- Lord Byron
Here’s to your Valentine’s Day success, pleasure and joy!
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