A Date To Be Cherished This Valentine's Day
Long stem red roses, chocolate hearts and a candlelit dinner for two - these are the standard Valentine's gifts that either make romantics like me smile or the naysayers cringe. Either way, I would like you to consider something different for Valentine's 2018.
Put down the smartphone, leave your to-do list on the bench, distract the kids with the latest Disney movie and set the other half on a mission to weed the garden because lady, this Valentine's Day you are creating a date you will cherish - a date with yourself!
It is something that sounds so simple, but how often do we actually take time out for ourselves? As much as we like to think sitting down with a cuppa and scrolling through our social media feed or playing candy crush is taking time out, it is not meaningful time out. Meaningful time out is the type that will rejuvenate you and get you inspired to take on the day.
This Valentine's Day brew a pot of herbal tea, grab a book and your favourite treat and snuggle into the sofa for some quality me-time.
Drinking tea is more than adoring the tea set or increasing your water intake for the day, in fact, setting up your own tea ritual can be a mindful and rewarding time out. A tea ritual can be as simple as spending a moment to savour the tea: close your eyes and inhale the aromas, open your eyes and see the beautiful colours the herbs are seeping into your cup, be present with the tea.
The perfect tea to have on Valentine's Day is a pink, fruity and divinely loving tea - like this LOVE blend. If you fancy making your own brew, head over to your local health or spiritual store and purchase these herbs.
Rose - the flower of LOVE! and a good all rounder for our health.
Passionflower - calm and relax the mind and body
Marshmallow leaf - help our tummies digest
Elderberries - a herb of the heart and is packed with antioxidants
To help get even more out of your tea ritual you can say some affirmations as you take each sip, this will connect the thoughts you are having to each sip and each time you have the tea your mind will reaffirm the affirmations. Two great affirmations for Valentine's Day are:
- I love and cherish myself
- I love the life I'm living!
Embrace your true self and shine bright!