Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we all know it’s the day to celebrate love, and that doesn’t mean you have to be in a relationship or have that special someone! Even though I’m married to the man of my dreams, I think it’s important to take some time to show myself some love.

And luckily, we have Valentine’s Day to remind us to do that! So whether you’re single, dating, engaged, or married, take a little time to love yourself with one of these twelve ideas!

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1 // Take a long, hot bath

Grab your favorite book, lock the bathroom door, drop in a bath bomb, and relax. Leave your phone behind so no one can bother you and enjoy yourself until your fingers get wrinkly.

2 // Get a pedicure

Take yourself on a date to the salon and splurge on shellac or a mani-pedi combo. Lay back with your guilty-pleasure magazine and let yourself unwind.

3 // Send yourself flowers or balloons

Who says you have to wait for a lover to send you something pretty? Pick up a bouquet of flowers at your local farmers market or track down some cute balloons and have your own little photo shoot!

4 // Let loose and dance

Turn up the music and dance your heart out! Let yourself go all out like you never have before. You’ll have a huge smile and a fast heartbeat before you know it!

5 // Write down everything you’re good at

Make a list of all the skills you have, and don’t be humble. Remember that you have valuable talents that no one else has. Then, go out and do one of those things!

6 // Try something new

You know that thing you’ve been wanting to try for a while, but haven’t made the time? Go do it! It might be a new restaurant, a new sport, painting, cooking – whatever it is, make the time and try it out!

7 // Make exercise fun

There’s no better way to love yourself than by taking care of your body, but that doesn’t mean you have to go out for a long, painful run. Go to a dance class, strap on some rollerblades, or create an obstacle course.

8 // Write in your journal

Dig out your dusty leather bound notebook and pour out your feelings, good and bad. Or find one of your old journals from childhood and read it without judging your old self. After all, that’s how you became who you are today.

9 // Go to a yoga class

Spend some time in your nearest yoga studio, even if you don’t think you’re as good at the poses as everyone else in the class. Let yourself slip into meditation and connect with your body.

10 // Dress up

Pull out your favorite dress that you usually save for special occasions, do your hair, and go out somewhere fun. Have dinner with your mom or girlfriends.

11 // Forgive yourself

Remember that thing you did a long time ago that you still beat yourself up about? Let it go. Everyone else already has.

12 // Make a dream board

Gather all your old magazines, grab a poster, and cut and paste pictures that represent your dreams. Hang it in your room as a daily reminder of what you’re working toward.

I can’t wait to see what you decide to do on Valentine’s Day! At Lime Ricki, we are passionate about helping you feel confident and beautiful. Share the love by watching our mission statement video and showing it to those you care about.

Nicole

Author: Nicole

Meet Nicole, one of the three sisters who own Lime Ricki. She is partial to gingham, the color yellow and wishes she had more time to travel the world with her darling daughters (three of them!) and her handsome husband. Nicole subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read and is a collector of cheap pens -- Pilot G2 Ultra Fine & Le Pen by Marvy Uchida are her current favorites.

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