Surviving Single Valentine’s Days
Being a single gal every Valentine’s Day (or what feels like every Valentine’s) means that I have a great understanding of how to survive that special day. There are several things you can do to help you get through having a single Valentine’s Day.
So, how can you survive being single on Valentine’s day?
1) Be happy that you are single.
Appreciate your ‘single time’. There are times I don’t mind being alone, but there are also times that I enjoy being in relationships. Valentine’s Day can seem like a ‘reminder that you are forever alone’ day. However, grab a drink, do a facial, get on Netflix and watch your favourite movie.
2) Go out. Meet up with your Gals (Galentine’s anyone?!).
I think that showing your appreciation for your friends is really important. It is the perfect way to catch up with your best gals. As Amy Poehler aptly puts it, Galentine’s Day is:
3) Appreciate the fact that chocolate and wine will be half price on February the 15th.
Go on, you deserve it! I’m not much of a chocolate eater or wine drinker (believe it or not), but I do have some on special occasions. Valentine’s Day is one of those days.
4) Just carry on like it’s any other day.
You may get glimpses of happy couples out and about, but treat it as just another day. It is easier said than done though. Many years have been spent watching friends get gifts while I was single.
5) Buy yourself a Valentine’s Day gift.
This is actually something I do. It is a good excuse to buy yourself something nice. I have a few things in my Asos basket that I’ll be looking at tomorrow afternoon when I get home (a bit late, but I’ll be so looking forward to getting the presents!). However, I also have the gorgeous Chanel Gabrielle perfume in mind for a little bit of a luxury gift.
I never really want to be in a relationship just for Valentine’s Day, as I feel that that is just using someone in order to get a gift. Valentine’s Day is an added bonus if you are with someone. But you should be showing your appreciation and love for someone every day, not just on February 14th.
How do you survive Valentine’s Day alone? Do you even celebrate or acknowledge Valentine’s?
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