Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, regardless of whether you celebrate it or not, it’s a day of love. I just read a couple of articles on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re single, and there is bull-crap out there. Firstly, being single on Valentine’s Day is NOT the end of the world and secondly it’s ok to be single. I was in a relationship for almost 10 years and do not remember much of Valentine’s Day celebrations. We often celebrated either a few days before or a few days after and that was nice.
A couple of days ago I shared how I would be treating my mum to Galentine’s Day instead with a lovely gift. This is another thing you can do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day and wanted to do something. Also yesterday was pancake day, why not continue that through to today and make some pancakes?
Being single on Valentine’s Day
I know most single people will try to avoid today like a plague but you don’t have to. Yes you don’t have a significant other to celebrate with but that doesn’t mean you can’t. It doesn’t mean you have to avoid the entire day just because of it, there is so much you can do. If you’re single on Valentine’s Day and looking for ways to ‘cope’ on this day, here are some pointers;
- Valentine’s Day is about Love!!
No one said love had to be only shown to your partner; use this time to show love to yourself. Do what you love, what makes you happy and go be selfish.
- Don’t be a hater!
Yes, it is a fact you’re single on Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t mean you have to hate on those who are not. See point one, it’s about love so go out there and show love to you.
- Gather your single friends?
If you have any single friends and want to hang out, don’t make it a pity party or a hater party, enjoy being single. I for one love the freedom being single has afforded me over the last couple of years. Though it didn’t feel like that at the beginning it truly is freeing in some respect.
- Treat yourself!
If you’re like me and have to work all day today then treating yourself can be as simple as having a long soak. Or maybe you want to binge watch your favourite show or movies, whatever it is, you decide. Another way you can treat yourself is booking a little getaway for yourself to look forward to.
Be your own Valentine’s Day
Again, no one said you had to show love to a partner, why not be your own Valentine? You could treat yourself, buy some flowers, chocolates and wine and dine yourself. I know some people feel weird eating out alone but to be honest there is nothing wrong with that.
Like I said, being single on Valentine’s Day is not the end of the world, be happy for those around you. Be happy within yourself and enjoy the day like any other day of the month. My final tip to those single on Valentine’s Day, TOMORROW, the Valentine’s Day chocolate goes on SALE!!