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February 09, 2022
7 Reasons Why You Need to Task Cupid With Being More Intentional This Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day approaches, are you looking forward to it with anticipation or dread? Many of you will go through a lot of emotions ranging from sheer ecstasy because you anticipate your significant other sending you flow...

As Valentine's Day approaches, are you looking forward to it with anticipation or dread?  Many of you will go through a lot of emotions ranging from sheer ecstasy because you anticipate your significant other sending you flowers or gifting you with chocolate or jewelry or cute lingerie or other tokens of affection.  Others will be disappointed because their significant others forgot or ignored the day, and others may even feel despair at the thought of yet another Valentine's day alone. 

In this episode, PK levels the playing field by reminding listeners that their first love should be themselves.  Her advice: "Get Cupid on board and love yourselves first!"

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Peggie Kirkland  0:04  
Welcome to the Momma's motivational messages podcast, where women learn to stop putting themselves on the backburner, and start paying attention to caring for themselves first, so they can be better for everyone else in their lives. I know you'll be inspired by the stories of resiliency and starting over of health and self-healing, of gaining clarity through journaling, of showing self-love through world travel, and the list goes on. I encourage you to relax and enjoy. I'm your host, Peggie Kirkland, PK. 

Peggie Kirkland  0:46  
Hi, everyone. So Monday is Valentine's Day, right? The day of romance. And it's a day when we see lots of flowers and chocolate and jewelry and cute lingerie, you know, black with red hearts and all of that stuff. And so some of you are going to be just ecstatic to receive these kinds of gifts. And others of you might even feel disappointed or a sense of despair, because that one person that you have such deep feelings for, didn't think that it was important to acknowledge this day of Romance, that's been around since the middle of the 18th century, by the way, so it's not something new.

Peggie Kirkland  1:43  
And some of you are not going to be so happy because you didn't get those particular gifts. I've even heard about cases where significant other started arguments, or some sort of disagreement around this particular time, so they could avoid buying their partners, some of those tokens of affection that I mentioned earlier, or even just showing some deep form of affection. Well, that's for a whole other conversation around their issues. But whatever your situation is, I'm about to level the playing field for everybody, whether you receive these tokens of affection or not. And here's how I'm going to do it. 

Peggie Kirkland  2:33  
Each of you needs to be your own Valentine first.  I'm going to say that again. Each of you needs to be your own Valentine first. And when I say Be your own Valentine first, I'm not talking about doing self care, maintenance, like getting your mani/pedi, getting your hair done, and sending flowers to yourself. No, that's not what I'm talking about these things you should be doing on a regular basis. What I am talking about basically, is to be your own Cupid. And instead of waiting for Cupid to shoot his love arrow at you take the arrow from Cupid and direct it at yourself. All right, all right, I'm not talking about you harming yourself. I'm only speaking metaphorically. And what I mean is take control of loving yourself first because the one thing I've said repeatedly on this show, and something I want you to internalize, is that when you love yourself first, you can provide more and better love to other people in your life. 

Peggie Kirkland  3:52  
Episode 30, in our season of affirmations, talks about this, when you affirmed, "When I take better care of myself, I can take better care of others. When I take better care of myself, I can take better care of others. That was the affirmation in that episode. So what I'm talking about is being intentional about your self-care practices. And we talked about this also at the beginning of the year, in Episode 37, which was titled, "Scrap the New Year's resolutions,..." and I gave you 10 intentions, you can set in 2022 to prioritize your self-care. I'm going to link that again in the show notes so that you can take a look at it again, if you haven't before or if you just need a refresher. 

Peggie Kirkland  4:49  
So what I'm talking about today is taking your self-care strategies to the next level. I want you to take a good look at yourselves, and become aware of what you need in order to be mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, professionally, and financially healthy. And I'm going to explore these pillars of self-care. That's what they're called. I'll explore them a little bit more in depth over the next seven days, because I want you to strategize about the ways in which you are going to show more love to yourself this Valentine's Day. 

Peggie Kirkland  5:34  
That's it for now. Tune in again, to hear some of the cues that will help you and Cupid know, if you need to make your mental health a Valentine's Day priority.

Peggie Kirkland  5:50  
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