Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Pink and red hearts, bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, and dinner by candlelight. Usually, these are all of the things expected for partners to give, but what is stopping you from doing all of this for yourself? Whether you're single and ready to mingle, in a relationship, or somewhere in between, check out a few ways to give yourself some tender loving care (TLC) this Valentine's Day!

Take yourself out to dinner

Put on your favorite dress, your best suit, or whatever makes you feel amazing. Make a reservation at your favorite restaurant. But since we're in a pandemic, see if they deliver, which is even better! Order the dinner you always say you're waiting on a special occasion to have. After all, you don't need a special occasion to celebrate yourself. Why wait? 

Have a warm bath

From improved circulation to better mood regulation, there are many scientific reasons to take a bath. It turns out it does wonders for self-care too! Take some time this Valentine's Day to escape with a warm bath and cedarwood scented candles. Let your mind drift away to simpler times, favorite memories, or fall into a meditative state. Just in case it's been a while since you've had an at-home pampering session, here are some ideas on how you can make the most of bath time!

Build a relationship with yourself

When is the last time you took a moment to discover your likes and dislikes? Or reimagine your hopes and dreams? Can you recall what makes you laugh and cry? Have you tried to look at yourself through the eyes of a stranger? Take a minute for positive self-reflection and reflect on all of the things you love about yourself.

So whether Valentine's Day has never been much fun for you or whether it's your favorite day of the year, we hope these self-care tips will make it a momentous occasion either way!