Some of my favourite nuggets below:
Why is there still so much stigma attached to being single on Valentine’s Day—or being single at all? The longest relationship any of us will ever have is with ourselves, so shouldn’t Valentine’s Day be a reminder to prioritize loving ourselves, whether or not we have a romantic partner?
By failing to practice self-love, which involves staying authentic, taking care of myself, setting boundaries and pursuing my passions, I was lowering the standard for the kind of love I deserve.
Now I say "no" to social events I don't want to go to and have stopped trying to please other people. I prioritize activities that give me energy and fuel my creativity, like reading, writing, and traveling.
I've stopped investing in friendships that don't make me better or add substance to my life and instead, spend the bulk of my time with the people I really care about. I take days off when I need them.