For a lot of people Valentine’s Day is a big point of stress, not to mention a giant hit on self-esteem if you don’t have “heaven forbid” a date *cue nervously chewing on finger nails. It’s always made me sad to see people get so stressed out about it.
I like V-Day. Always have. I think before Will, I had a date on the actual day once (in high school with an ex-boyfriend). All through-out college, until I was 25 I didn’t have a date. 7 years folks. 7 years. It never bothered me. I never got bitter or thought something was wrong with me, and I still enjoyed the day.
I totally get that Valentine’s was made up as a marketing scheme to get people to buy stuff after Christmas. However I’m always under the impression of it’s always good to celebrate love. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with dedicating a day to celebrating love and how it comes in all it’s different forms. So how do you enjoy it if you’re single? Here are some ideas of things that I did over the years to make the day enjoyable.
Self-Care/Treat Yo’Self Day
Get your nails done. Order in your favorite pizza. Grab some ice cream. Throw on your favorite romantic comedy. Take a bubble bath. Read a book. Go for a hike. Go to the beach. Get a facial. Go shopping. Have a nice relaxing time and enjoy yourself.
Thank you Parks ‘N Rec for creating this. I know it’s officially done the day before Valentine’s Day, so if you want you can take two of these options and have a great couple of days! Get your closest girl friends together and hang out however you’d like. Celebrate each other!
Kind of like Galentine’s Day, but without the gender restriction. Get a few of your closest single friends together and do something fun. It can be as simple as having a potluck/movie night or go as grand as you like. Hanging out with those you love takes the whole loneliness feeling down significantly.
What better way to celebrate love than giving some to those who need it most. Some volunteering ideas are: serve at a local homeless shelter, make cards for children with cancer (or go visit them), go hold crack babies (This is a real thing. Pretty much every hospital has a program where volunteers can hold babies who are detoxing from drugs because they need lots of love.), help out at a dog adoption fare, help a teacher throw a Valentine’s Day party. Nothing like giving away a little love to make you feel loved.
If you have little kids in your life, offer to watch them as mom and dad go out. Have some fun Valentine’s activities planned. Sure to be a great time!
Anyway hope this helps!! Would love to hear some other ideas? What are some favorite V-Day activities of yours?