If you're single, consider using the quarantine as a time to “date yourself.” Make an effort to treat yourself with compassion and respect. One expert suggests talking to yourself as you would a partner, and even writing love letters to yourself. When you're dating someone, you eventually have a talk about where things are going. When you're single, have the same conversation with yourself. Furthermore, take the time to look at your own past, possibly revisiting old interests, such as music and books. Don't forget to treat yourself to special things, such as a nice dinner. Lastly, practice self-pleasure through masturbation or just self-hugs.
- Practice self-compassion by talking to yourself or even writing love letters to yourself.
- Revisit your past by doing things like making a music playlist or rereading books that influenced you.
- Just as you would treat a date, treat yourself to a nice dinner.
“It's easy to give someone else grace when you care deeply about them—so make the effort to treat yourself with the same patience and respect.”