7 things you can do to celebrate yourself this Valentine’s Day

Who needs flowers, chocolates or awkward first dates? Forget the usual Valentine’s Day cliches.

This year, try something different. Make this Valentine’s Day all about yourself! As the wise and all-knowing RuPaul once said,

“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

Need a little inspiration? Here are 7 things you can do to show yourself some love this year. You deserve it!

1. Start a journal.

Plenty of studies have shown the benefits of writing in a journal. Several members of the TrackR team are enjoying keeping a Bullet Journal. However you decide to use your journal, the important thing is that you start writing and stick to it. Spending just a few minutes each day focusing on putting your thoughts on paper will help boost your mood and make you more productive.

2. Invest in a water bottle.

The importance of staying hydrated can’t be emphasized enough. You deserve to stay hydrated! Encourage yourself to drink more water by investing in a nice water bottle. There are an infinite number of sizes and styles to choose from. You can also try one of the many hydration apps to help remind you to take a sip throughout the day.

3. Sign up for a class.

Water colors, ukulele, creative writing — there’s a continuing education class for just about anything you’re interested in. Check out the available courses at your local community college or community center. It’s a great way to learn a new skill and make some new friends.

4. Cook yourself a meal.

There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. It’s true ordering from a food delivery service is easy and delicious. But think of all the money you’ll save by cooking a meal at home. You can make it a fun experience by trying a new recipe or inviting a friend over to share the meal. Plus, all the leftovers will make for a delicious lunch the next day at work!

5. Go outside.

Although the weather is still a bit on the chilly side, taking a walk around town or going on a hike is a great way to show yourself some love. Even if it’s just for ten minutes a day, you’ll be surprised how much a little fresh air can change your mood.

6. Travel somewhere new.

Make one of your goals for 2018 to travel. Make a list of all the places you’d like to visit near and far. Then pick a place to go — simple as that! Explore new foods and things to do. You’ll be having so much fun you won’t even think about any silly Valentine’s Day nonsense.

7. Get organized.

The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of time. The best way to do that is to get yourself organized. With TrackR, you can stop wasting time searching for your keys, wallet, or laptop. Just tap the button in the app and TrackR pixel will light up and ring loudly so you can find your missing items. Just think of all the great things you can accomplish when you’re not constantly looking for your keys: finish your novel, learn how to code, or even become Instagram famous.

Got any ideas for showing self-love this year? Share them with us on Twitter. Tweet your tips to @TheTrackR.