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Give Yourself the Gift of Love This Valentine’s Day


Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with the receiving or giving of gifts to others.  How about making this year one about giving the greatest gift of all?  I’m talking about a gift that begins with you…loving yourself enough to make some important lifestyle changes.

Now that the New Year isn’t feeling so new anymore, many of us start to lose grip on the goals and resolutions we set.  The energy and enthusiasm we felt in the beginning of the year to exercise more and eat less has started to wane.

In fact, some people might even be suffering from a condition called “Seasonal Affective Disorder,” when the holidays have passed and the cold weather remains.  It can become depressing during this time of the year as we wait for spring and endure the remaining cold, dreary days of winter.

Whatever the situation is in your life, it seems there is no better time to focus on yourself than Valentine’s Day.  Sure, it feels good to know you are loved by others.  But if you can’t love yourself enough to take good care of your health, how effective will you be in loving others?

Love yourself enough to reduce the chance of developing health problems associated with poor eating habits and excess weight.  Love yourself enough to potentially lengthen your years here on earth so you can enjoy the benefit of relationships and all that life has to offer.

Love yourself enough to get past the excuses and reasons for not doing better.  Love yourself enough to receive the gift of energy, strength and vitality that you might not have ever experienced before.

Flowers, candy and cards are great gifts to receive.  But the flowers die, the candy gets eaten and the cards get tucked away.  But good health lasts for a lifetime.

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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.