I hope everyone is staying safe and well. I thought I would do something a little different and post something Valentines themed. In all honesty something I have avoided the past few years.
Valentines day as a single is something that I feel is almost a taboo subject. I know that as a teenager well actually up until my 20’s being alone on valentines day always seemed to be a thing we did not want to do. However it is funny how as you grow older this prospect seems less important. As someone who loves to read and often chooses to read romance novels I like to consider myself a little hopeless romantic. However I am the first person to say that my faith in true love is a little shaken. So Valentines day was never a day I really chose to enjoy but the thing is who says you cannot enjoy yourself as a single on Valentines day. We all deserve a little romance in our lives and so what if it is romancing your own life.
I thought I would put together a list of things you could do this Valentines if like me you will be spending it without a partner.
With mentioning that I am a self proclaimed hopeless romantic it is important for me to note that celebrating love comes in so many different ways. It can refer too many different forms of love. We could be celebrating the love between to people or the love we have for our friends and family. But the most important form of love that is rarely discussed (More discussed in recent years) is self-love because no one deserves love more than the love you feel towards yourself. Be kind to yourself this Valentines Day. You are worth it.
Spend Valentines day having a little pamper. What better day of the year to provide yourself with a little self care. Run yourself a bath with your favourite products, maybe even a bath bomb, set up your favourite candles. And just relax. Treat yourself to a face mask and work your way through your self-care routine. Take some time to spoil yourself because you are worth it.
2. Do something you love
I feel like this is something that goes with the first one but what better time to do something you love. For me this year that will be a walk along the beach with a coffee, then back home for some food and spend the day watching my favourite movies and reading a book. It will probably be the Bridget Jones movies and then I would assume I will probably read one of my favourite classics. Wuthering Heights.
3. Celebrate Galentine’s Day.
Get the gang together to do something fun as a group . This year this may look a little different but there is nothing stopping you getting dressed up with some drinks and have a zoom call with your girls. I know Galentine’s is one of my favourite ways to celebrate Valentines’s Day as a singleton. Normally because some of our funniest stories comes from questionable Galentine’s decisions.
4. Do something Creative:
It doesn’t matter what you do but take sometime out of your day to do something creative.
Write a poem, bake something, paint, or even just dance around your house to the music you like. Any of this counts as being creative.
5. Whatever you like:
In all honesty we could sit and list hundreds of ways you can spend Valentines’s day as a single but my favourite ever piece of advice is just spend the day doing whatever makes you feel good. Have a plan or just be spontaneous. Doing whatever you enjoy and makes you feel good is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.
I hope whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s you have a lovely day. And remember single or taken you are loved and truly cherished and if no one has told you today you are amazing, I am proud of you and you are beautiful.
What are some of you favourite ways to spend Valentines?