Top 5 things to do on Valentines day when you're single
Hello and welcome back to my little valentines series I’ve got going on. I have to say, I’m enjoying this more than I thought - especially because I just realised being single on valentines day means I don’t have to spend loads of money of a gift for someone else. Yay for silver linings!
I’ve come up with a few things to do on the day that’s focused on self-love and friends:
Go for a meal with friends. Try not to talk negatively about being single when you are there though. Talk about the fact you get to make your own decisions and run your own life for a while. If you don’t feel like going to a restaurant, because let’s face it, it will be full of couples - have a film and food night in with them instead.
Have a pamper. Change your sheets, get freshly washed chill clothes laid out, put on some good music, have a bath with a nice bath bomb, exfoliate, moisturise, do a hair mask, put on said clothes, do your nails, give yourself a facial, watch a film or start a series. Just fully indulge in relaxation. Maybe even get a nice take away or cook a nice meal. Males, fresh sheets, a nice bath, good food and maybe an evening playing Xbox games with your friends if that’s your thing. That’s not me being stereotypical by the way - it’s just what my ex and friends like to do when they’re feeling crappy.
Write down everything you’re grateful for. It’s surprising how good it actually makes you feel. Get some nice coloured pens out and list everything that you’re grateful for and everything that makes you happy. To the males reading this, this may sound like something females do more of (because scientifically you’re less likely to talk about how you feel) but honestly, writing it down and seeing everything there in front of you really does make you feel good.
Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Get a friend to go to a new class with you. Maybe try yoga or pottery or trampolining or painting or read a new book. Just something that has always taken your fancy but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Go for cocktails (or beer, or whatever else you fancy). Valentines day is on a Thursday this year so if this doesn’t work for you because of an early morning Friday, plan for a night out on the weekend. Wear your favorite outfit, do your make-up and hair how to like it, maybe even fake tan the night before if a glow makes you feel good (it does for me). Then head out and celebrate the fact you don’t have anyone asking what time you’ll be home!
Bonus - Don’t be hard on yourself but do let yourself feel sad if you are. I feel like we could ignore how shitty we feel but no amount of baths, cocktails or lists will solve that right now. In the long run yes, along with time. But if you’re feeling sad then let yourself feel it and then pick yourself back up again. Maybe even have a social media detox that day. At the same time, try not to get into a negative head space with it all. It’s just a day to celebrate love. It doesn’t have to be love for a partner. It could be love for yourself, love for friends and family, love for where you are in life, love for how hard you’re working to get where you want to be in life.
I hope you find some inspiration on what to do on valentines day. Let me know over on Twitter or Instagram what you end up doing! I’m going to be having a pamper and then eating pizza in bed with my cousin/best friend and I cannot wait! I’ve also written more of a guide on this topic here.
Love you all - happy Valentines day