Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

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As a lifelong bachelor, V-Day doesn’t carry much weight for me. And I’m pretty sure my Mom is tired of hearing from me on this date every year anyway…

Whether you have a special someone to celebrate or not, one thing I hope you do today  is something for yourself. We usually neglect ourselves since we’re always busy trying to please others. I know not everyone can take the day off and spend it at the spa but here are some great examples that don’t take much time or money:

  • Run a bath: I’ve fit my 6’4″ frame in a warm bath a few times in 2014. It helps relax sore muscles and helps you fall asleep. And it’s pennies per litre!
  • Take a break: Take 15-30 minutes to yourself to do something you enjoy, whether it’s watching the Olympics, reading a trashy magazine or give yourself a facial. Simply be in the moment and enjoy it.
  • Pay it forward: Buy the person in front of you at your coffee shop a coffee or a treat. Be a secret Valentine and drop off a little something on someone’s desk. You will instantly feel warmer from the inside!
  • Indulge in health: Have a treat of some high quality chocolate or sweet fruit. I’ve also been making some good wholesome chocolate pudding with chia seeds, avocado, cocoa powder & nibs and some honey. Nutritious and delicious!

I understand economics (I’m a business man after all) but I find V-Day is a bit too commercialized for me so I’m leaving you with some healthy quotes to balance it all out!

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
-Buddha

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
-Mark Twain

and my favourite:

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
-Mahatma Gandhi

 

2 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

  1. Reta Hamilton says:

    I believe Mark Twain’s quote has just become my current
    favourite. Have had a real “low” the last couple of weeks. Just starting to peek my head over the snow banks again. As
    a “seasonal affective” person I really should have recognized
    the symptoms way before this. BUT the great news is it has
    decreased since I started running from a 2 month period to a two week period. I can really handle that.

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