Why I don’t celebrate Valentines Day

My friends and family will know that I am not into this commercialised Valentines Day stuff – in fact last year I think I posted ‘Happy Vom-etines day!’

I’ve never been one for PDA’s and find the whole thing very cringe, but my biggest reason is that YOU SHOULDN’T NEED 1 DAY REMINDING YOU TO SHOW YOUR PARTNER LOVE! 

I try and show my husband how much I love him as much as I can. We both show love in different ways, I like to do little things like make a cup of tea for him every morning, back off when I realise I am winding him up and actually listen to him when he is talking to me. It’s so easy to get distracted with all this modern technology now, watching TV or playing on our phones is something that happens a lot. We don’t need to spend silly amounts of money on gifts just because the shops tell us to, and we eat out a lot anyway so I don’t want to spend extra money to go out at the same time as everyone else (I wonder how many couples will be sat on their phones at dinner?).

  Check out Joanne Coates on Instagram!
Check out Joanne Coates on Instagram!

Another big thing I believe is that you can’t show someone love and happiness unless you truly have it within – again, self care is a HUGE part in anything. If you are deeply unhappy, it will show on the outside and you will project it by being irritable and rude to others. If you don’t love yourself, how can you spread the love to others?

My favourite ways of self care:

  • Having a nice bubble bath or foot soak
  • Having 20 minutes to blast my favourite music without being interrupted
  • Spending time with my friends
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Zumba
  • Taking time to put on my makeup or do my nails
  • Going for a walk in the fresh air and exploring new places
  From my recent trip to London
From my recent trip to London

If you do fancy having a bit of a beauty pamper, take a look at my beauty services page. I love to help make people feel relaxed and special, sometimes a pretty manicure or a makeup lesson does just that. Take care of YOU.

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