Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day for lovers, hopeless romantics, and those seeking their “the one”s. Emphasis on the word seeking.
Then there’s the people like me. People who call Valentine’s SAD day instead. SAD stands for Single Awareness Day. Pretty fitting, now that I think about it. Or does it?
You know, just because you’re single, that doesn’t mean Valentine’s should be as cold as the weather we’re currently experiencing. There are plenty of activities that you can do, either on your own or with friends and loved ones, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Don’t know what these are? Well, stick around and find out!
Be Kind to Yourself.
First and foremost, don’t be too hard on yourself that you don’t have someone special this coming Valentine’s. Seriously, don’t. How can you enjoy this day if you’re already feeling miserable?
Always remember that being single during Valentine’s shouldn’t make you any less happy than those who have a special someone. Never measure your happiness based on how others measure theirs. Doing so will constantly make you feel that you’re lacking in something. And trust me, that’s not a feeling you want to have.
The right person will come. You just need to remain patient and confident in yourself in the meantime.
Treat Yourself This Valentine’s.
One great way to show kindness to yourself this Valentine’s is by treating yourself. A benefit of being single is that you can spend however you wish. After all, you don’t have anyone else to worry about, right? Unless you’re the family breadwinner, that is.
So whether it’s a fancy meal, a new pair of shoes, or enjoying your favorite hobbies, go ham this Valentine’s. Just because it’s the day for lovers doesn’t mean single people can’t get in on the fun. Always remember, if you had fun with your day, then all your time, energy, and money were well spent.
Hang Out With Your Friends.
Yes, this sounds like a cliche. But really, if you don’t want to be alone during Valentine’s Day, why not spend it with your friends? Friends are also special people in your life, right? Besides, nobody said that Valentine’s Day is just exclusively for lovers.
So what can you and your friends do right now, what with travel being restricted due to the pandemic? For starters, you can have a group video call with them. You can use Zoom, Discord, or any other online communications platforms you like to contact them. From there, you can either watch a movie on Netflix together or play online party games like Jackbox, for example.
Celebrate With Your Family.
Since you’re most likely to be at home during Valentine’s, why not celebrate with your family? Just like your friends, your family is always there for you, no matter what. In appreciation for their love, show yours this Valentine’s by spending time and bonding with them.
These celebrations don’t need to be extravagant nor expensive, particularly if you’re on a budget. A slightly fancier meal than what you would regularly have or watching a film together on Netflix is more than enough. If you’re bitter about your love life, or lack of it, you might want to avoid watching romantic movies; so you don’t ruin your Valentine’s celebration.
Unwind From Social Media for a While.
And finally, one of the primary reasons why you’re feeling down during Valentine’s Day is because you’re seeing so many happy couples on social media. Seriously, who wouldn’t feel a little jealous seeing either your friends or vloggers and social media personalities having fun with their significant other during Valentine’s?
So, if you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day happy, why not detach yourself from social media during this day? Doing so helps you filter out posts that may make you feel sad during Valentine’s Day. There are also several other benefits of detaching yourself from social media, like improving your sleep and overall mental health.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
And we are done! Here are the ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day even if you are single. Though it is often thought to be a celebration of just romantic love, Valentine’s is more than just that. It celebrates all forms of love, whether it is platonic or romantic. So don’t feel down this coming February 14. There is plenty of love to be had, from your family to your friends.