Valentine’s Day can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, it can bring feelings of joy and celebration or stress and discomfort. But what if we told you that there’s a way to make the most of this holiday, no matter how you feel about it? In this post, we’ll share expert tips and tricks to help you navigate Valentine’s Day with ease, and make it a truly memorable experience. Keep reading to discover the secret to a stress-free, romantic Valentine’s Day.
First things first – it’s totally acceptable not to like Valentine’s Day for any reason you want. Perhaps you don’t like feeling pressured into buying gifts or getting dressed up, or you don’t think people should need an excuse to show their partners how much they care about them. Or maybe you simply find the day too cheesy for your taste. Whatever your reasons may be, there’s no right or wrong way to feel about this day.
For those who are feeling lonely and discouraged about this day, remember that your single status doesn’t define you. Being without a partner doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with you, or that you are not destined to find love, it just means that you haven’t found that special someone – yet. So, rather than feeling bad about being single on V-Day, take this as an opportunity to focus on self-care and do something special and fun just for yourself:
1) Have A Galentine’s/Palentine’s Party
Make this Valentine’s Day all about the love with your squad and celebrate platonic love with your friends. Exchange cards and gifts, indulge in a spa day, watch rom-coms or get creative with a wine and paint night. It’s the perfect way to make memories and bond with your besties. Don’t let Valentine’s Day be just about romantic love, make it a celebration of all the love in your life!
2) Take Time To Pamper Yourself
Indulge in some “me time” activities such as taking a long, hot bath with essential oils, ordering in that dish you’ve been dying to try or booking yourself in for a luxurious massage. You’re so worth celebrating! Take advantage of this unique opportunity as it’s not that often in our lives we have quiet time alone without the demands of others on our time. For more ideas on how to add some pizazz to your Valentine’s Day, check out our blog, 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life This Valentines Day.
3) Do Something Good For Others
Valentine’s Day is not just about receiving love, but also about giving it. Take this opportunity to make a real impact on someone else’s life by doing something kind and thoughtful for them. Not only will you be brightening up someone else’s day, but the act of giving has been shown to bring a sense of fulfillment and happiness that is often more rewarding than receiving. So why not volunteer, help a friend, or give compliments freely around town without hesitation? Giving back can make a huge impact not just on the people you are helping, but also on yourself. Make this Valentine’s Day a celebration of the joy of giving and the love that comes with it.
4) Celebrate Single’s Appreciation Day
Single’s Appreciation Day is the unofficial holiday of single-folk, celebrated on February 15th (when all those chocolates go on sale!). This day is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself and all the remarkable things you bring to the world. Take the time to appreciate being independent, find joy in solitude and enjoy life your own way. Recognizing all the pieces that add up to make “you” is worth celebrating, so bask in your single status for now
5) Have an Anti-Valentines Day
If you’re dating someone new or simply part of a couple that doesn’t appreciate the holiday, you can still use this day to create fun memories and meaningful connection, if approached in the right way. A great way to start is by getting creative – why not think of a unique activity that you can do together but isn’t strictly related to celebrating Valentine’s Day? You could make a real event of it – be extravagant and go on a trip or check out a single’s event. If you’re into something a bit more lowkey, a movie marathon of your favourite thrillers with some wine and snacks could spell an ideal evening for you. These activities could become Valentine’s Day activities that you look forward to each year.
However you choose to spend February 14th – enjoy it in whatever way feels best for you. Make it your day!
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Are there any suggestions you have that we have not mentioned?