With Valentine’s Day approaching and times being pretty tough recently, it’s important to spread some love, not just if you’re married or in a relationship but to yourself too! If you haven’t got any plans this Valentine’s Day don’t worry, here are 8 easy self-care ideas to show yourself some love. If you are lucky enough to be spending it with your lover, skip to section 2 for some Shoo-spiration for your dates!
More than half of your body is made up of water. Making sure you are properly hydrated helps your brain function, your skin and energy levels to say the least and is one of the easiest ways to take care of yourself.
- Call a friend
Catch up on what you’ve both been up to or chat about that funny thing you saw the other day. Talking to someone you love could be exactly what you need, and they’ll surely appreciate hearing from you. It could also be a way to rekindle old friendships.
- Take a bath
Transform your bathroom into a spa. Use candles to create a calming light or try new bubble baths, bath bombs and essential oils until you find one that you love and then let the warm water wash away the stress.
- Plan a dream holiday
… even if you can’t go away for a while. Revisit your favourite destinations or research that city you’ve been meaning to visit. It’s fun to imagine yourself looking out over NYC from the Empire State Building or lounging on the beach in the Bahamas.
- Turn your phone off
Turning your phone off, even just for 15 minutes, will allow you to let go of distractions and be present in the moment.
- Get your body moving
There are so many ways to get moving. There are home workouts, the gym, stretching, going for a walk or even dancing to your favourite song whilst doing the housework. It’s a powerful and simple tool to improve your mental and physical health, so get the blood pumping and the endorphins flowing!
- Read a book
Carve out some time to get comfy with a book that’s been on the shelf for a while and get lost in the story. It’s a great way to recharge and get back in touch with your imagination.
- Write a gratitude list
Think of any little thing that has happened to you that day that made you think “Yay!” An unexpected phone call from a friend, your favourite song being played on the radio or that pair of Ruby Shoo you’ve been waiting for arriving at your door! Writing little moments down will help to rewire your brain to focus on the positives in life.
The perfect Shoos for your Valentine’s date
A scenic walk:
Take your RONNI boots with you on your romantic walk, she’s practical, stylish and comfy. Pair with some skinny jeans or take it up a notch with a dress and tights. Don’t forget your RIVA bag to match. Shop RONNI in on-trend appaloosa brown below.
A fancy dinner:
Let your Shoos do the talking! ELECTRA black shimmer is the perfect style for a dinner date, she makes you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Her black shimmer colour goes with anything, and she looks even better when paired with the VALETTA handbag!
A trip to the movies:
Off to see a film for date night? SANTE black floral is the Shoo for you. Comfortable but cute, she will look pretty dressed up or down. Take cross-body ADELAIDE bag to finish off your look, you can hide some snacks in there too.