It’s here: Valentine’s Day. A day where chocolates and flowers are passed alongside many “I love you”s. A day that quite a few couples have made plans for 2-3 weeks in advance. That can either be exhilarating or annoying, depending on your relationship status at the time. But even if you are single on February 14th, you can still make it worthwhile!
Instead of moping around the house while eating straight out of an ice cream carton, here are some fun and/or relaxing activities to do on Valentine’s Day (or as I like to call it, Singles Awareness Day).
Actually, I’m taking back my previous statement. Forget about diets; you eat that ice cream! Scarf down that pizza! Grab your favorite comfort food and just chill. Celebrate that you’re as single as a Pringle! Allow yourself to have a cheat day, and you might just forget there was even a holiday.
Show love to yourself by getting a professional mani-pedi. Go to a spa and sign up for a massage. Draw up a warm bath, plop a sweet-smelling bath bomb in there, and just soak for a while. Go on! You deserve it!
Go Out By Yourself
No, seriously. Get out of the house. Go out to a nice restaurant and indulge yourself. Head on over to your favorite store and purchase that thing you’ve been wanting for, like, ever! Buy a movie ticket and all the snacks you can eat (I went to see Deadpool on Valentines Day a couple of years ago; honestly, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made). Embrace your independence and do what you want!
Spend It With Your Family
Let your family know how awesome they really are by taking them out to a nice restaurant for dinner. Drive them to see a movie in theaters (I would soooo take them to see Black Panther if it didn’t come out on Friday). Or if you don’t feel like going out, whip up some popcorn and binge watch some Netflix.
Spend It With Your Friends
Friends are some of the most important people in our lives. Tell them “I’ll be there for you” (sorry, I had to) by hosting a Valentine’s Day party at your place. Create Valentine’s Day themed food items and games for them to try. If you just want to hang out, how about a movie marathon? Or maybe go to a spa for the day? Do something that all your friends will enjoy!
Spread the love to others by looking for volunteer opportunities in your area. Contact your local community center or hospital to see if they are in need of some help. Try and get in touch with an animal shelter. They need our love, too! Not only are you helping to make someone else’s day better, but doing so should make you feel very fulfilled.
Valentine’s Day isn’t a day that only couples can celebrate. It’s a time to focus on the people you care about and, most importantly, you. Remember that, and make your Valentine’s Day great! See you soon!