Nurture - January 23, 2020

5 Things to Do When You’re 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 on Valentine’s Day 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 Sunday, it’s easy to take a day for yourself and enjoy being lazy. Sleeping late and lounging around in bed is priceless. Throw on some cozy pajamas, make a mug of something warm and comforting to sip on (I love homemade coconut milk in a latte!), put on some relaxing tunes, and treat yourself to a lazy day in bed.


Enjoy a Nice Meal By Yourself

The sight of couples exchanging goo-goo eyes while trying to enjoy a dining experience by yourself is a tough one when you’re single on Valentine’s Day, but with most restaurants closed or offering only limited dining options this year, you can treat yourself to a special meal right at home. Order takeout from your favorite lunch spot or splurge on somewhere fancy you’ve never been, but have always wanted to go. Like to cook? Whip up a recipe or two— maybe Vegan Chocolate Mousse Strawberries or Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies?

Start A New Book

Remember that book you bought that’s been sitting around for months? 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

Is there a better way to spend Valentine’s Day when you’re single than pampering yourself? Create a little at-home spa situation and make it as simple or as luxurious as you want. Prepare a DIY 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.


Check in With Your Girlfriends

If you have other friends who are single on Valentine’s Day, check in with them and commiserate. You might even want to get a group together and enjoy a cocktail and chat over Zoom. It’s hard to feel lonely when you’re talking to friends and it’s a good reminder that even if you don’t have a romantic relationship in your life at the moment, it doesn’t mean you’re not surrounded by love


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