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SELF-CARE 101: Tips For Valentine’s Day

Liv Faulkner ’22
Associate Editor

When we think of Valentines Day, we often associate it with a romantic relationship with a partner. However, the most important relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. If you are single this Valentines Day, or going through a tough time, don’t sweat it. We have you covered. 

Self Care Tips: 

  1. Buy yourself some chocolate! We’ve all already hit some road bumps in 2022, you deserve it. 
  2. If you’re a girl, it is always fun to have a Galentine’s Day with your friends! Make some fun snacks and drinks (if of age). 
  3. Spend the day/evening with the people you love! 
  4. Do things you love! 
  5. Make yourself/roommates a yummy dinner if you have a kitchen. No kitchen? Problem solved. Grab your favorite take-out. Even if the meal is only for you, you will appreciate the energy you put into making/grabbing that meal. 
  6. Give yourself a spa night. Grab your favorite skincare products and go all out. 
  7. Make that new recipe you’ve been dying to try. I personally will be. 
  8. Wear something that makes you feel good. 
  9. Staying off of social media for the day is Valentine’s Day posts aren’t your thing. Putting your needs first is self-care. 
  10. Stay hydrated. I know, it’s hard when you’re a college student constantly bouncing around from class, to meetings, to seeing friends and you want multiple cups of coffee, but make sure you are balancing that out with water too.
  11. Grab yourself your favorite flowers. 
  12. Take a break when you need one. Don’t tire yourself out to the point of burnout
  13. Snuggle up under the covers and watch your favorite TV series
  14. Get some exercise. It doesn’t have to be a full on workout, but a stroll outside will do wonders for your mental well-being. 
  15. Write things down. The word “journal” is not for everyone, but even taking notes in the app on your phone about what you love about yourself, or setting goals is a great form of self-care. 
  16. Listen to your favorite music. 
  17. Clean up! You will definitely feel better about being in your space once it’s tidy.
  18. If you need help, reach out to someone who can get you the help you need. It could be from a resource on campus, or a friend. 
  19. Make a To-Do-List
  20. Get enough sleep!

These things don’t just have to be for Valentines Day, remember to show up for yourself & be your own biggest support every day!