Valentine’s Day is just another day and I’m under the opinion that you shouldn’t need a special day to show someone how much you love them, you should do that everyday. And why does a gift have to show someone how much you care?
To me it’s just a normal Sunday, yes I am single but that’s not why I feel this way. Being single is great and not having to worry about what you’re going to buy someone on Valentine’s Day is even better. But when you’re used to celebrating this with someone special I can understand why you really do want to forget this day exists.
It’s important to feel happy and confident with yourself regardless of your relationship status. There is nothing wrong with you if you are single, you don’t need to change who you are just to please someone else.
So rather than feeling down on Valentine’s Day, celebrate yourself and the strengths you have that make you whole and healthy. Be ready for love should it come along but remember you don’t need to be in a relationship to create self worth.
So incase you feel like hibernating on this particular day, here’s some tips on how to get through it.
1. You will get through it, it’s just a normal day, a normal relaxing Sunday. Stay in your pjs if you want and binge watch an 8 series TV show. But don’t have a pity party, remind yourself of everything you are grateful for.
2. Treat yourself, show you how much you love you and get yourself a little gift if you want.
3. Cuddle your dog, they’re always up for a snuggle and let’s face it, puppy kisses are the best kind of kisses.
4. Steer clear of social media. Do you really want to see all those ‘boy done good’ and ‘luckiest girl’ posts anyway?
5. Don’t dwell on past relationships, they are done and over for a reason. Instead think of me receiving a lovely Valentine’s present only to find out the next week that the cheater got the exact same present for the other girl he was seeing.
6. Remind yourself the real benefits of Valentine’s Day; for the pockets of retailers and restaurants.
7. Celebrate yourself. Love yourself.