Valentine’s day is right around the corner! In the past I’ve been content to gorge myself on rich foods and chocolates with people I love, but this year I’ve been looking for ways to lighten up my celebrations. Here are a few tips to keep things a little healthier:
- Take a walk with someone you love: Okay, I know it’s the middle of February, but there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes! Bundle up and have a brisk walk with someone you love, wether it’s a partner, or the whole family.
- Cook from home: While it’s nice to get out and have someone else cook for you for once, why not avoid all the hustle and bustle and cook from home? You have control over the ingredients, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Who could complain about a glass of red wine, and a good grass fed steak with some sautéed veggies on the side?
- Go for a healthy dessert: It can be something super easy. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, frozen greek yogurt, or almonds are all good choices.
- Indulge: Yep, you heard me right. Go ahead and indulge a little! I’m a firm believer that denying yourself is going to backfire, and having treats in moderation is okay. Put that box of chocolates in the freezer and enjoy them over the next few weeks. You’ll have something to look forward to after a hard day work.
- Pamper yourself a little: How often do you take time for a bath? Or get your nails done? Or give yourself a hair mask? Take some time to show yourself some love. Buy that fancy lotion you’ve been eyeing, or that perfume you’re dying to have. Or DIY something! Take an epsom salt bath with essential oils mixed in for some aromatherapy, or give yourself a simple manicure. Buffing my nails and putting cuticle oil on always makes me feel a bit more polished and ready to face the world.
Finding ways to make healthy habits sustainable can be a bit daunting at first, but with a little creativity and a little help from the internet, I’m managing to muddle my way through. Do you have any healthy ways to celebrate Valentine’s day? Let me know in the comments!