Valentine’s Day is approaching and it feels like everyone around you is all loved up, right? Well, that doesn’t mean that you have to feel downbeat if you’re single. How about flipping things on their head, and using this occasion to celebrate yourself? With the right frame of mind, and some handy tips, you can rock Valentine’s Day.
Switch Things Up
Valentine’s Day is a day for couples to celebrate their love, as they should, but you can always reframe that in your mind. Think of Valentine’s as a chance for you to celebrate being you, being single and loving yourself. It’s fine to reflect on past relationships and take them for what they were – stepping-stones towards enjoying future happiness. Use the day as a chance to be positive about the future, not negative about the past and present.
Indulge In Chocolate
Chocolate is one of the most commonly received gifts on Valentine’s Day, so that’s the perfect excuse for you join in. Of course, if you’re one of the few who doesn’t love chocolate, feel free to substitute with your favourite treat. But what about eating healthily? And doesn’t chocolate stain teeth and damage enamel? What is enamel, you say? Well, it’s the hard outer coating of your teeth – if you’d like to know more, read here.
Anyway, one evening of chocolate isn’t going to take away from a healthy diet and solid dental routine at all other times. And you deserve to indulge every now and then, so go ahead! That’s ‘what about the diet?’ and ‘what is enamel?’ covered, so now let’s move onto how else you can celebrate.
Treat yourself however you want. It could be a face mask, a long soak in the bath, or binge-watching your favourite box set. This is an opportunity to do whatever you like and not feel any guilt doing it. Whether you want to pamper yourself on your own or get some of your friends round to enjoy with you, go for it!
Spend Time With Loved Ones
We’ve briefly looked at getting some friends round, and you can make a real point of celebrating the love on Valentine’s Day by spending it with your closest pals and family. It could be a big night out, lovely dinner together or just a cosy night in watching Netflix – whatever you do, do it with loved ones!
Whilst being single on Valentine’s Day can lead to a little reflection about past relationships, this doesn’t have to be a negative thing at all. And it doesn’t have to involve you feeling glum. Take this opportunity to trawl through your social media and phone, and contact some people you haven’t seen or spoken to for ages. The ones that you miss, that is. Reaching out gives you the chance to do something really positive, rekindle old friendships and give yourself some of the warm fuzzy feelings couples enjoy.
This should show you why there’s no need to dread Valentine’s Day on your own. Use these tips as inspiration and you can boss it as a singleton!