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Valentine’s Day; love is in the air, but not everyone has a partner or is currently feeling the love…
How about showing yourself some love for Valentine’s Day?


So, what can you do to show yourself some love?
Real self-care is more than rich chocolate and bubble-bath!


Below are 12 quotes on showing yourself love. I’ve arranged them a bit like the found poems, similar to the ones that the inspirational speaker Jay Shetty, or the comedian Dave Gorman, sometimes compile and perform.


I hope you find some inspiration in these.



“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. Teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”

– Anna Taylor


“How you love yourself is how you teach others to live you.”

– Rupi Kaur


“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.”

– Les Brown


“Be the love you never received.”

– Rune Lazuli


“Self-love is figuring out what activities you love to do. It’s about cultivating a lifestyle that allows you to do them often.”

– Sylvester McNutt III


“To know that true self is without social pressure is to know your true nature.”

– Martha Beck


“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”

– Maxwell Maltz


“In order to live who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”

– Andrea Dykstra


“Make peace with your broken pieces.”

– R. H. Sin


“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

– Shannon L. Alder


“Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.”

– Meryl Streep


“I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, patience, compassion.  These three are your greatest treasures.”

– Lao Ztu



Article written by Emma Ross.

Emma is a CCHA tenant. She has worked as a counsellor for Mind for 7 years, and has also worked in GP surgeries for the Cardiff & Vale NHS in Ely and on an Employee Assistance Program. You can find her on social media @WorkSmartLiveHappy


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