Love is in the air! The countdown to Valentine’s Day is well and truly on and if you’re struggling to come up with some ideas for the perfect date night, why not let us suggest some alternative ways to celebrate.
On the surface, Valentine’s Day appears to be about roses and champagne, but the true meaning of the day focuses on the relationships that these gifts are designed to honour.
Not only does Valentine’s Day celebrate the connection between two people, but it is also a good opportunity to focus on the relationship that you have with yourself. This Valentine’s Day, why not take some time to reflect on what wellness means to you, your partner and other important people in your life.
Giving the gift of wellness, this Valentine’s Day
Rather than celebrating Valentine's Day with red roses and a meal for two, why not take some time to focus on what really makes you feel great!
From planning a short trip to taking some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, wellness means different things to different people.
Whether you’re spending it with your partner, your friends or on your own, here are five ways to work on your wellness this Valentine’s Day.
1. A digital detox
If you, your partner or your friends are guilty of spending too much time on their phones, why not agree to a ‘no phones’ policy when you’re spending time together. That should reduce stress and ensure you give each other your full attention.
2. Volunteering on Valentine’s Day
If helping others helps to make you feel great, then volunteering on Valentine's Day could be the perfect alternative to traditional outings. Whether you love spending time with animals or want to make a difference to an older person’s day, there are so many ways to lend a helping hand.
Here at Vitabiotics, we’re proud to support Battersea Dogs & Cats home who advertise their volunteer vacancies on their website.
3. Working on wellness together
They say that couples who work out together, stay together; it must be something to do with all those endorphins keeping moods high!
Why not spend Valentine’s Day planning your workout schedule, but don’t forget to include your ‘cheat days’, which can be just as mood-boosting as the workout itself!
4. Look after number one - Self-Care
Valentine’s Day has to be one of the best times to focus on wellness and self-care. Pay yourself a little more attention, focus on your feelings and practice mindfulness to keep wellness as the focus of your Valentine’s Day this year.
5. Prepare healthy Valentine’s treats
It seems that at this time of the year the shops are packed full of tempting sweet treats, but the great news is that there are some fantastic, healthy alternatives, all of which can be made right in your own kitchen. Try strawberries dipped in dark chocolate or frozen bananas whizzed in a blender to create ‘ice-cream’.