The perfect date this Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2023 | 06:34 AM

John Robert Powers

Let’s start with the most obvious statement: Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Also, well-known is the idea that Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to go out and have a nice dinner, or a day for someone to finally ask their crush out on a date.

But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Love isn’t just for couples. In fact, we think that the most underrated, yet most critical form of love is Self-Love – the ability to love and appreciate yourself.

In the immortal words of RuPaul:
If you can’t love yourself, how in the [heck] are you gonna love anybody else? 

So many important things depend on your ability to love and appreciate yourself: confidence, self-assurance, a happy disposition, even attracting the most suitable mate for yourself. 

Which is why we think, regardless of your relationship status, Valentine’s Day should be the day to celebrate loving yourself. Self-love can have a different meaning to different people, but it all boils down to taking care of yourself: physically, mentally, and emotionally. It means embracing your true self and growing your self-confidence.

Here are some tips to work on self-love.

Look in the mirror and appreciate yourself

We are all built differently. Learn to appreciate how unique you are and learn how to bring out the best in yourself. We are all unique in our own way and it is up to you how special you view yourself. As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

Prioritize Sleep:

Everything, everything, everything starts with sleep.  Our physical and mental health depend on getting a good night’s sleep – consistently.   When we are well-rested, our mind and body can get things done faster and better.

Take small breaks

Don’t stress over things you can’t control. If you find yourself brooding on something that makes you stressed or unhappy, take a break. Beating yourself up is never the productive way forward.  Take deep breaths, take a minute, and do something to clear your head. You are human, not a robot.


Working out is the simplest way to take care of your physical health.  It’s also a great way to help your mental health. When we exercise, we release endorphins into our system and it makes us feel better, more positive, and more energetic.  


Breathe. At the end of each day, take a few minutes to relax, internalize, and re-align yourself mentally. 

This Valentine’s Day, take yourself out on a date. Do something you like and enjoy a day with just yourself. You deserve it.

At JRP, we have been helping individuals work on their self-love and appreciation to help build their confidence. To us, learning to value yourself is a key element to growing and becoming a better individual.

If you’d like to improve on your self-love and self-confidence, send us a message and we can begin your journey.

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