With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, it’s almost time for the long-drawn-out social media love notes from couples professing their love for one another and photos of dinner dates, gifts, and marriage proposals.
While I will admit that Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily a single woman or man’s favorite holiday, it isn’t necessarily the worst either. As I got older, I began to look at Valentine’s Day as more of a day to spread love to all, yourself included. Believe it or not, there is room on Valentine’s Day to celebrate self-love and you can do so by using a few of the ideas I’ve provided below!
With Your Other Single Friends
Instead of dwelling on the love that you don’t have on Valentine’s Day, let’s get into the habit of celebrating the love that you do have. A fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re single is to gather up a few of your other single girlfriends and make it a girl’s day or girl’s night out. I’m talking get dressed up and make reservations at one of your favorite brunch or dinner spots. It’ll be the perfect time to catch up over good food and drinks and engage in that much-needed girl chat. I mean, who doesn’t love that?
Make It A Self-Care Day
Listen, I’m all about self-care, so any opportunity that I have to make a single day all about treating myself, I’ll take it. A trip to the spa, a relaxing day at home watching Netflix, a day of shopping, or a movie ticket for one are all great ways to spend Valentine’s Day treating yourself and celebrating self-love, which to me is the most important kind of love. If you’re interested, be sure to check out my previous post on how to create the perfect at-home spa day.
Buy A Gift For Someone You Love
You may feel like you should be the receiving gifts on Valentine’s Day, but you’d be surprised at how good it’ll make you feel to buy a gift for someone you love. Whether it’s a gift for your mom, your daughter, your grandmother, or best friend, the idea is to not always be on the receiving end of Valentine’s Day but to spread love to others as well. Trust me, I’ve done it for my mother and it’s worth it.