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For some reason, the thought of Valentine’s Day can be daunting and throw many into a panic. It’s especially super easy to get jealous and frustrated if you’re single on Valentine’s Day. Watching all those happy couples you know sharing cute photos and all the mushy gushy status updates! Don’t even think about going into public, right? Clearly that’s the worst- being surrounded by affection galore! It’s easy to get depressed and yell at folks to go home or something of the like, but I assure you that with a little creativity, you can have just as much fun as everyone else! Love for friends and family, but even more so love for yourself, is just as important as romantic love. Here are 5 things to do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day.
#1- PAMPER YOURSELF
“In order to love someone else, you must love yourself first!” Enjoy the night pampering yourself, you bust your butt to make it the best life you can, you deserve this!!
- Indulge with your best at-home spa treatment
- Get your nails
- Get your hair done
- Go get a therapeutic massage!
- Go buy a crap ton of chocolate (as if I need another reason)
- Drink a bottle (or two) of wine!
Whatever it is you choose to do, remember that taking care of yourself is the best way to keep the attention on you!
#2- DO A BOYFRIEND BONFIRE
Sure it’s a phenomenal feeling to share your life with someone, but I will never settle for less than what I deserve. I enjoy being single because of that!! I’m not sure if it’s just me though, which I honestly doubt, but who else has memorabilia from past relationships? Little letters? Cute drawings? A piece of jewelry? Random little items?
It’s a beautiful feeling having those memories to hold onto, but the physical possessions can sometimes actually harbor resentment or trigger bad feelings from the relationship.
*~* Not too long ago, I did a boyfriend bonfire!! I tossed all of those items into a barrel and watched them light up the night. Memories will always be in my head. Plain and simple. Plus with trying to be a minimalist, it was time they left anyways. Best decision ever!
There are so many people in need, in your very own city! Volunteering just happens to be the utmost form of love!! Find an opportunity that appeals to you, get dressed and get out to help someone. Who knows, maybe you will meet a like minded guy/gal there!
- Do a weekend city clean-up
- Visit an elderly home
- Go work a food bank
- Volunteer to read a story to kids at the library
The possibilities are endless and this is a great opportunity to remind you how much you do have to be grateful for and how much you can help others.
#4- SPOIL FAMILY
We all need to be cherished. Heck, we all WANT to be cherished. But despite our good intentions, we often forget to tell the people we love how important they are to us. Valentines Day is not for solely for celebrating a romantic love. It’s a chance to remind us to tell all of our loved ones how glad we are that they’re in our lives and how much we truly appreciate them!
- Cook someone’s favorite meal
- Spoil them with mushy gushy gifts
- Go see a movie together
- Give a letter of appreciation
- You know what would really be awesome? Volunteer together!
#5- CELEBRATE GALENTINE’S DAY!
This one is super fun! One of my favorite things to do is to get crafty and my friends LOVE IT! Thankfully I have Sewing Machine to help me out this year to create some of the best gifts for my galfriends!
Sewing Machine is an Atlanta based company that not only provides essentials such as machines, threads, tape measures, and all necessities for sewing, but they also care about their customers! Offering classes as well, I am able to make sure that my technique and knowledge is up to par so I am able to create my finest designs!
Aside from our regular binge chocolate eating and wine drinking, this year I have created these beauties to give to my galfriends and I know they will appreciate it so much!
Valentine’s Day can be anything you want when you’re single! The best part of all is that it can be remembered as more than just a Hallmark holiday, but rather a time to spread the love! I hope you have found these tips of 5 things to do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day super helpful!
HAPPY GAL/VALENTINE’S DAY LOVELIES!!!