The joy of Valentine's Day! You're with the one you love, you're spending a romantic day with them, you exchange gifts and kisses, and you might even get engaged! Valentine's Day is lovely for those of us in a relationship. But what about those people who are single or just broke up with their significant other? Valentine's Day is not so much fun anymore. You despise the couples who are together, you're disgusted seeing everyone being lovey dovey, you feel bad about yourself, you get depressed, etc. But if you're single, it doesn't have to be that way. You can enjoy the day just as much as those lovey dovey couples who are making out under a tree. It just takes some creativity and it requires nothing but yourself, loving yourself that is.
1. Take yourself out for dinner.
Yes! Go to a nice restaurant, get out of those sweats, take your hair down from that pony tail, dress up, put makeup on, and eat out by yourself. It doesn't matter if you're by yourself and you're dressing up for no one in particular. Dress up to feel confident, to feel beautiful, and for yourself. Heck! You might actually meet someone there and it may turn out to be a relationship.
2. Spend the day with your single girlfriends.
Have them come over for a movie night and popcorn. Act like teenagers again; prank call people, paint your nails, gossip, etc. Feel young again! Even have a sleepover with them! It'll help you forget that you're single or your ex that we shall not name. Or go out with them to a restaurant, to a spa, shopping, etc.
3. Do Not eat ice cream, watch sappy love movies, listen to sad love songs, binge eat, and cry just because you're single. No! Put that spoon down now missy!
4. Go get a manicure and pedicure! Or go for a spa day!
Make yourself feel beautiful and pampered.
5. Take a trip somewhere, either a weekend trip or a day trip.
Go somewhere new, stay in a hotel for a day or a weekend, and relax. Get your mind off of work, life, your ex, etc.
6. While you're at the hotel or even in your house, take a nice hot bubble bath.
Light candles, maybe drink some champagne, pamper yourself, listen to your favorite music, and just relax. Again, it'll take your mind off of life, work, and your ex.
7. Cook a nice meal for yourself.
Make your favorite meal (or bake your favorite dessert) and indulge in your favorite meal. But again, don't binge eat just because you're upset.
8. Go see a movie by yourself. Do karoke. Do something fun!
9. Do something new for yourself.
Get a haircut, a new hairdo, change your wardrobe, etc. Become a new person. That will make you feel better, give you confidence, and maybe you'll meet someone new. Plus, if you see your ex, they'll be like why did I leave her again?
10. Learn more about yourself.
Discover who you are! By doing that, you'll experience more of who you are. You might discover you have a hidden talent or you can try a new hobby.
Remember, don't binge eat, don't cry over your ex or because you're single, don't eat a pint of ice cream, don't watch sappy movies, don't listen to sad love songs, and don't stay home all day. Only you can make yourself happy, no one else can. Get out, discover who you are, have fun, relax, pamper yourself, spend time with your girlfriends, etc. But most importantly love yourself and strut that confidence around like it's nobody's business.
xx Happy Valentine's Day!