Self Love on Valentine’s Day

Hi Hart Beat! I may be in heaven in Costa Rica with my mom right now but I still wanted to send you a little note on one of my favorite days, Valentine’s Day. While I am an adamant fan of the holiday, I know that this can be a hard day for lots of people. On a day full of love when you don’t have a special someone to share it with it’s easy to feel extra isolated and alone. But guess what Hart Beat, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m a supporter of taking back Valentine’s Day from Hallmark and romantic comedies and making it a day for ourselves. Text your best friend, tell them you love them. Call your mom and your dad and ask them to be your Valentine. Or, just buy a pint of ice cream and watch the Bachelor tonight. Honestly, all these ideas sound amazing to me right now.

For those of you looking for a little Valentine’s pick me up here are four things to do right now.

  1. Follow Brené Brown, Cheryl Strayed, Mindy Kaling or another one of your favorite female writers or artists for some daily inspiration to flood your feed this year.

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @brenebrown.

  2. Plan a romantic evening snuggling with your dogs in bed tonight because they love you unconditionally (plus it’s cold out and they are mini hot water bottle heaters).

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @eyelevel.

  3. Buy yourself something you’ve been thinking about for weeks (like this Masculín Féminin t-shirt from Clare V.)

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo via @katrinarazon.

  4. Make something both colorful and chocolatey for dinner like Little Sister Kitchen’s chocolate-dipped clementines with pistachio and rose petals.

    Hannah Hart Beat
    Photo (and recipe!) via @littlesisterkitchen.

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