Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year I attempt to avoid at all costs. Now, I know I sound like a killjoy, but it’s the truth. In some ways, Valentine’s Day has become easier for me to deal with since my last Valentine’s Day celebrated was in high school, but it doesn’t stop me from thinking why a girl like me is spending yet another Valentine’s Day alone.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to have taken a short social media hiatus from January 3rd through the middle of March, so I completely dodged all February 14th related posts. However, since I’ve started blogging again, I feel obligated to publish something relative to the upcoming romantic holiday. I wanted to keep it honest and post something relative to my Valentine’s Day or lack thereof. In other words, I didn’t want to post all of these great ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, knowing I have not celebrated Valentine’s Day in almost 10 years (😂) .
Spending Valentine’s Day alone isn’t as bad as it seems though. No, you don’t get the pleasure of having someone surprise you with chocolates, teddy bears, balloons, roses, kisses, and love, but you do get to save money and it’s more time you get to spend working on yourself for your future Valentine.
I’ve put together a short list of ways to cope with spending Valentine’s Day alone. It’s more of me reminding you to not be so hard on yourself over being single and making the most of the situation.
5 Ways To Get Through Spending Valentine’s Day Alone
1. Stay away from social media.
Now, of course this list is in no particular order, but staying away from social media is probably the most pivotal. We live in a time where it’s almost expected for people to post their most boastful moments with their significant other and Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to do so. If you are looking to be as disconnected from Valentine’s Day as much as possible, I would suggest logging off for at least 3 days (February 14-16). This gives your timeline a chance to clear (😂).
2. Work on your blog or business.
Spending Valentine’s Day working on your craft is a great way to direct your focus to something productive and to be honest, this is exactly how I plan to spend my Valentine’s Day. A full day of work helps to maintain your tunnel vision and when you’re 100% focused, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish!
3. Binge-watch a television show or find a good movie.
Am I the only person who finds comfort and the purest form of relaxation in a throw blanket, a snack, and a good movie? Whenever I want to disconnect from the rest of the world, I catch up on missed episodes of my favorite TV shows or find a good Lifetime movie. Oh wait, and don’t forget the wine!
4. Treat yourself to a spa day.
If you don’t want to spend Valentine’s Day in the house, you should consider booking an appointment at the spa. There’s no better way to relax than with a full body massage, manicure, pedicure, and facial. Even though you are spending Valentine’s Day alone, this will still allow you to enjoy the perks of being pampered.
5. Remember that not having a Valentine does not determine your worth.
In all honesty and all jokes aside, I believe that it’s important to know that having or not having a Valentine does not determine your worth. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in wanting people to see us as good enough that we forget that we already are. So what, you don’t have a Valentine and didn’t receive anything for Valentine’s Day. What is that going to stop? It doesn’t stop your beauty, charisma, drive, or opportunities. You are amazing just the way your are and one day of the year is not going to stop that!