Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day if You Are Alone
I have spent many holidays and special occasions alone for one reason or another. Mostly because I was either singing somewhere or I was single...or both. When I was in college, I remember sitting in the lobby of our all-girls dorm and watching the gentlemen pick their dates up one by one in the lobby. They were all dressed beautifully, and the guys usually had flowers for their dates. I remember always feeling lonely on those days. As I have matured, I look forward to each holiday and celebration with a new sense of duty to myself. To accept myself for where I am and simply enjoy the moment. Valentine's Day is no different. So, if you are sad about spending today alone, cheer up, here are 10 ways to make the most of the day:
Treat yourself to a spa day!
Take a relaxing bath, get a massage, or do a face mask. Doing any one of these has multiple benefits for the both the mind and body. Some of the benefits include stress and anxiety relief, improved circulation, better sleep and much more. One of my favorite products to use is Wow Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash with the brush applicator.
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Cook a fancy meal!
This is the perfect time to try a new recipe you haven't tried before. Cooking a new meal can be a fun and rewarding experience, and a great way to spend Valentine's Day if you're spending the day alone. Cooking can be a great way to express your creativity, and the end result is always delicious. Remember a few tips: Choose a recipe, gather ingredients, prepare your kitchen, follow the recipe, start cooking, lastly...enjoy!
There are several ways to spark those creative juices on Valentine's Day especially if you are spending it alone. ! Stop thinking that you have to be amazing at it because that will definitely create a block. Think about painting or drawing, writing, photography, pick up an instrument and play, crafting, gardening, or cooking!
One of the best ways to take our minds off of ourselves is to volunteer. If you are spending Valentine's Day alone, consider volunteering for a local organization. Not only will it take your mind off being alone, but you will meet people in the process. It will also help you keep things in perspective. By giving back to others, you can feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and you'll be making a positive impact on your community.
Connect with loved ones!
I recently got back in the habit of making a phone call to let my friends and family know that I am thinking of them. I also keep a list of friends that I know could stand to hear a friendly voice of support. Maybe they are starting a new project at work, or maybe things are not going that great. Hearing the voice of a loved one is a great way to feel connected and loved. It also shows others that we care.