Nurture - January 23, 2020

My Fave Things To Do When I Was Single On Valentine’s Day

For some of us gals, Valentine’s Day can be really damn depressing. Whether it’s because you’re single and longing to find love or suffering from a broken heart, not being in a relationship during the oh-so-famous hallmark holiday can get you down. But it shouldn’t. Instead of focusing on the lack of a relationship with another why not shift the day’s focus on your relationship with self. While self-care and self-love should be practiced every day, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect day to take some time to show yourself just how much you love and appreciate you.

Here are five ways I loved to spend Valentine’s Day when I was single.

Have A Lazy Day In Bed

Since this year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, why not schedule a day off for yourself and enjoy an extended weekend. Take Friday off to sleep in late and lounge around in bed is priceless. Throw on some cozy pajamas, make a warm glass of something to drink, put some relaxing tunes on, and enjoy a lazy day in bed.

 

Enjoy A Nice Lunch By Yourself

Heading out to a restaurant for dinner might be hard on V-Day. Trust me. I get it! The sight of couples exchanging goo-goo eyes while trying to enjoy a dining experience by yourself is a tough one. Instead, take yourself out for a special lunch. Enjoy your regular favorite lunch spot or splurge on somewhere fancy you’ve never been, but have always wanted to go. Plus, getting a lunch reservation is easier than getting a dinner reservation.

Start A New Book

Remember that book you bought that’s been sitting around, dust that puppy off, and get to reading. Grab a glass of bubbles and plop down on the couch. Maybe it’s a romance novel that makes you believe in love again, or perhaps it’s a motivational book to get you out of that funk. Either way, a good read is a proven way to lift your spirits.

Spa At Home

Create a little at-home spa situation and make it as simple or as luxurious as you want. Prepare an at-home face steam, soak your feet, give yourself a mani, massage some oil in your locks, or get your mask on. At-home pampering is a pleasurable way to show yourself some love.

 

Netflix & Chill… With Your Girlfriends

Order in, ask each friend to BYOB, and catch a flick with your girls. Nights like these were always my favorite way to get together with my girls when I was single. The hardest part? Choosing what to watch. Sometimes we’d pick a movie to cry our hearts out to, and sometimes we’d pick something scary. Whichever way you go, a cozy ladies night in is a sure way to have a blast on Valentine’s Day.

*Editor’s Note: this post was originally published in December 2018 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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