It’s that time of year again. February 14 is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but as much as V-Day is known as a romantic holiday, I think it’s time to make Valentine’s Day more inclusive. These are some ideas of how to turn it up on Valentine’s Day when you are single.
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to feel left out of the festivities. And if you’re single there are some unique ways you can celebrate and make the most out of Valentine’s Day.
Here are 8 ways to do so:
1. Love Thyself.
“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” You don’t necessarily have to have a significant other to be powerful in your own right, but what does eventually attract the right person is you recognizing your own power.
Valentine’s Day is a good time for introspection and self-reflection. The love you receive is a direct correlation to the love you have for yourself. Take some time to exercise self-love.
2. Change your perception of Valentine’s Day in your mind.
Yes, you’re single. And just because you are not in a relationship now doesn’t mean it will be that way in the future or that is necessarily a bad thing.
Being single is a celebratory moment and one that is often overlooked. When you aren’t in the relationship, you have time to focus on, “You.” But, when you are in a relationship, inevitably that focus is shifted.
Take advantage of your time of being single. Enjoy it, embrace these moments, and use it to learn to be comfortable with yourself. It will make you that much more appealing and complete when you find someone who is compliments to you.
3. Best Friends over Boyfriends!
Valentine’s Day is a holiday which is supposed to be about love. Love isn’t only about the romantic kind, but non-romantic loves too.
Don’t forget those precious friendships! Meet up with your bestie or closest friends. Go to one of your favorite hanging spots and make V-Day about celebrating friends who make a difference in your life.
4. Celebrate and reflect on what you have learned from each relationship.
Valentine’s Day can also be a day for self-reflection of how past loves have made you a better person.
Celebrating your courage to leave an unhealthy relationship, not settling for the wrong person or maybe losing someone unexpectedly who taught you about ‘true love’ can be revisited if it has helped you to move forward, be stronger or braver.
5. Spend time with your family or people you love and who love you.
Having support and the love of your family and those who are special in life is irreplaceable. Don’t take these connections for granted and make sure you celebrate them on Valentine’s Day and every day.
6. Wear something that makes you feel good.
Go ahead and turn it up a notch. It is Valentine’s Day after all. Put on something that always turns heads, and which you tend to receive compliments. Wear red or a color you don’t usually wear to turn it up a notch, but makes you feel your sexiest. If you have to be with someone else to dress up, well you’re missing the point. Empower yourself!
7. Netflix and chill with your favorite blanket.
Find some movies that make you laugh, and help you appreciate love. Love comes in so many forms. It can be a classic romantic comedy. Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Love Actually are some classics that will make you smile, laugh, and cry (just a little bit and in a good way). But, if the drama or science fiction genre is more your thing, that’s cool as well. After all, this is your Valentine’s Day too!
8. Envision and think about what type of relationship you want for yourself.
Write it down and make it descriptive. And go beyond the surface things. Think about what you feel they should value, relationship with their family, approach to living life, how they will handle difficult times, etc.
Have fun with this exercise. Envisioning what you want is often the first step to attracting what you want in your life. The law of attraction and visualizing what you want is the first step to attracting compatible people into your life. These principles apply to relationships too.