Madly in Love with Me Day is a holiday designed around…you! Hosted February 13th, right before Valentine’s Day, this day is all about you giving yourself a little lovin’! Valentine’s Day can be difficult for people and make them feel inadequate or unworthy in the love department. Madly In Love With Me Day is about imparting unto yourself self-love. On this day, you are your significant other.
History of Madly in Love with Me Day
Madly in Love with Me Day is the brainchild of Christine Arylo, a transformational leader, advisor, and founder of The Path of Self Love School, an organization that focuses on teaching people how to create an inner foundation of self-love. By celebrating the occasion on February
13th, the International Day of Self-Love, as well as the day before Valentine’s Day, Arylo looks to “strengthen a person’s feeling of being loved.” By doing this, she says, a person is then able to share love with everyone they hold dear, not just a significant other. It’s also a way to help single people not feel lonely or worthless come Valentine’s Day. By reinforcing their self-love, a person can combat feelings of “loneliness and
let-down.” Self-love frees an individual from the pressures of expectation that can come with the Valentine’s Day holiday.
Madly in Love with Me Day is all about self-love. What is self-love? As Christine’s self-love website defines it, self-love is “love directed back at you.” Through the lens of Christine’s school, self-love is not vanity or narcissism or absence of giving love. It’s the unconditional love and
respect that you hold for yourself. Self-love is about nurturing relationships and personal environments that prop you up to be the best version of yourself
How to Celebrate Madly in Love with Me Day
Here are some ways to practice self-love:
Take some “me” time and do the things you that bring you joy
Respect and dignity. Don’t be so hard on yourself! Be kind and show yourself compassion.
Be mindful, honest, and nonjudgemental. Learn to pinpoint your attributes without leaning into self-criticism.
Love who you are! You have value. Connect to the things about yourself that are uniquely you and that you love. Be grateful that you are you because nobody else can be.
Today is all about you! Treat yourself. Reflect on what makes you great and appreciate the fact that there is nobody else in the world like you. If you start from a place of love, that’s where you’ll end up finding yourself.