In a few weeks’ time, Valentine’s Day will be upon us. While this is something that most people in a relationship are excited about, this doesn’t mean that single people don’t get to enjoy the holiday themselves. Sure, most of your friends are dining in fancy restaurants with their significant other, but you don’t have to stay at home and wallow in misery over the fact that you are without a partner. Instead, use this time of the year to enjoy the holiday by yourself. In this article, I will share with you five ways in which you can avoid Valentine’s Day blues. So, listen up ladies and gents. Let’s begin…
- Organize a party. You can’t be the ONLY single person amongst your friends. Why not get together for the holiday? You can invite single men and women and just socialize for the evening. Play games. Flirt a little or a lot. You’re single and the possibilities are endless, so you might as well enjoy it while you can.
- Get a makeover. That new hair color you’ve been dying to try out, but couldn’t seem to find the time to do so? Why not schedule your salon visit on Valentine’s Day? While you’re at it, get some mani and pedi too. What about that dress you’ve been saving for a special occasion? Go ahead, wear it. Don’t wait for a special day. Dressing up and seeing how great you look will immediately boost your confidence. Be radiant. Be beautiful.
- Watch a movie. This is perhaps one of my most favorite stress reducing activities of all time. It doesn’t have to be romantic, especially if you’re a little down about being single. Comedy and horror movies fit the bill as well. Why not have a movie marathon? The combination of laughter from funny movies and your heart pumping from the horror scenes is quite a fun experience.
- Volunteer at a shelter. If you love animals, why not spend the day helping out at the animal shelter. Your fluffy friends can use some company, too. Pets give unconditional love and we all need that. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find one little puppy that you adore so much you’d want to take it home.
- Travel. It doesn’t have to be to another country and don’t even have to ride a plane – unless you want to. You can select a nearby state and drive there. Choose a place with sights that you actually want to visit – whether it may be a picturesque park or an art museum. The idea of traveling for leisure will get you excited about the day instead of the holiday and you can enrich your mind with the things that you learn from the experience.
There you have it. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be spent in a sad state just because you’re single. When the ideas above are not particularly interesting for you, you can always have fun by yourself with tons of comfort food and Sex in the City marathon or whatever your favorite television series is. The important thing is that you stay happy and smiling throughout the day.
Happy Valentine’s Day!