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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:32 PM

Reminder: You can be your own Valentine today

It's that day of the year where people who are without a relationship or those who are in bad ones may feel a sharp reminder of that fact and feel pangs of loneliness, unworthiness, of unwantedness. This isn't everyone. Some people are 100% content being alone. Many prefer it. If that's you, keep doing what you're doing.

However, if that's not you, remember that self-care is incredibly important. It's one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. In this pandemic, with social isolation taken to a degree unknown in contemporary society, a lot of negative feelings and perceptions have been magnified for a lot of people. It's been a fucking year. People are worn thin and worn down. Self-care is more important than ever.

So, today, be nice to yourself. Do something for yourself, even if it's small. Something just for you, because you deserve someone to be nice to you today, even if it's just yourself.

If you're good, but you know and love someone who you think might be going through it today, take a few and reach out. My mom lost my dad a few years back, and I know this day hits. So, I spent time this morning being completely stupid over the phone, just to get her to laugh.

If you can do something - for yourself or someone else - today, do it.

If you can't, that's ok, too. If getting dressed is all you have in you today, then get dressed. And if you need someone to be nice to you today, ask. People are much nicer than you think.

Just know that people are thinking about you, even if it doesn't feel like it. I'm definitely thinking about you, even if you don't know you. Be kind to yourself.

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Sympthsical Feb 2021 OP
DeminPennswoods Feb 2021 #1
pandr32 Feb 2021 #2
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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:34 PM

1. Good advice

I'm about to take a nap.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:41 PM

2. Today and every day

Thank you for the reminder for self-care and kindness.
Sending you some love.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 02:43 PM

3. Lovely post!

Happy Valentine's Day, Sympthsical

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:29 PM

4. Quick kick n/t

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