It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is one of the most difficult holidays to be single. As the couples in your social feed celebrate, the desire to skip the day altogether and stay in bed might be tempting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Rather than spending your day moping about being alone, take charge of the day and focus on yourself instead.
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to treat yourself to a special something. Maybe you’ve been dying for a new outfit, or you’ve been eyeing a new handbag. Whatever you’ve been thinking about but haven’t been able to justify (that’s still within reason), splurge a little and treat yourself to it. Who says you have to be dating someone to give or receive a Valentine’s Day gift?
If financial spoiling isn’t in the cards, you can always opt for an in-home spa treatment. Make the goal of the day total relaxation. Got work? Plan out your evening before-hand so you can maximize your time when you’re off for the evening. Everything else will still be there tomorrow, waiting for you, so enjoy your time off.
Allow yourself a cheat day to indulge in your favorite food and beverage. You don’t have to buy a box of chocolates, though you are certainly more than welcome to.
If you’ve been holding onto a bottle of champagne for a “special occasion” or if you find the idea of a personal cheesecake absolutely thrilling, today is the day to indulge yourself, with no regrets.
You can always go about your day as you typically would, but that negates a holiday’s emotional benefits. Instead of celebrating romantic love, try celebrating the love you show yourself. Do something that you don’t typically get to do on a normal day.
Try throwing yourself a themed movie marathon. Or, if you’re an avid reader, maybe set aside the book you’re currently working on and dive into something else you’ve been looking forward to. Better yet, you can always sign up for a Murder Mystery box (click here) and spend your evening solving a case! Whatever your interests, make sure your V-Day entertainment is captivating enough that you enjoy yourself.
Focus Only on Yourself
Social media has a habit of making us feel inferior or, at the very least, forcing us to compare ourselves to others. On Valentine’s Day, that feeling can be more poignant than usual. So, protect your energy and focus on what makes you feel your best.
If you don’t want to make plans with anyone else, don’t. If you want to curl up on the couch and watch your favorite show, do it! This is your day to do as you please, so keep the focus on you all day long.
V-Day doesn’t have to be about couples. In fact, it can be a celebration of anything you want it to be, including self-love. Even if you love the single life, Valentine’s Day has a habit of making us feel less-than for not being in a couple. Don’t let it get you down and, instead, enjoy a good, old-fashioned “me” day.