Why You Don’t Need to be in a Relationship to Love Valentine’s Day
As Valentine’s Day rolls around again this week, some may feel the love of the holiday, while others may feel down or lonely. However, you don’t have to have a significant other to enjoy Valentine’s Day and the festivities that come with it. Instead of planning the day around someone else, you can use the day to treat yourself to a day of self-love, and enjoy all the day has to offer. After all, it is the day of love, not the day of celebrating couples! Instead of spending the day being happy with someone else, you can spend the day being incredibly happy with yourself.
Take Yourself on a Date
This may sound silly, but spoil yourself on a nice date! While you should love yourself and appreciate yourself every day, you shouldn’t feel like you can’t experience things just because you don’t have a significant other. Don’t let the fear of being alone or being seen alone keep you from doing fun activities you’ve always wanted to do. You shouldn’t miss out on the newest Pitch Perfect movie because you don’t have anyone to go with. And, when you indulge in that chocolate cake you’ve been fantasizing about at your favorite restaurant, there’s no one there to judge you!
Go to Singles Parties
There are no shortages of activities based around those who may feel alone or are spending Valentine’s Day alone. Check out your local restaurants, bars, and malls for different events that may offer discount food and drinks on the day of love. While there are plenty of places that offer Valentine’s Day couples specials, there has been a growth in the popularity of anti-Valentine’s parties and events.
Buy Yourself a Present.
There is no better way to appreciate yourself than to splurge on something you’ve wanted. Whether it’s a massage, a shopping trip, or a new pair of shoes, you deserve to feel special. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to treat yourself, especially with all of the discounts available. There is nothing wrong with a little pampering and spoiling, n fact, it’s very important to show appreciation for yourself!
Order Take-Out or Cook Yourself a Meal.
Whether it's your favorite restaurant you eat at once or twice a week, a dish you’ve always wanted to try that you’ve seen on Food Network or you have a recipe that brings you back to your childhood, Valentine’s Day is a great reason to have a romantic meal for one. Throw on some music, dance in your kitchen, and get your eat on!
Spend Time with Family and Friends
Valentine’s Day may make you feel alone if you’re not in a relationship, but the reality is that we’re not really alone! Each of us has at least one person in our lives, whether they are family or a friend, who we feel comfortable around, loved by, and feel safe with. It is important to spend time with people who make you feel cherished, appreciated, and worthwhile. Sometimes this will take form in a significant other, but it can be anyone you feel close with. Having quality time with someone you love is a great way you spend your day.
Even if you’re not a fan of Valentine’s Day activities and expressing love for yourself, remember, it is just one day in the year. It is 24 hours that will come and go, just like every other day. The only difference between February 14th and February 15th is your mentality and what you make of the day. With these ideas, we hope you show some love to the most important person in your life….YOU!
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