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Celebrating Valentine’s Day While Being Single

{AD} I think my readers already know that I am single but I am probably repeating myself for the hundredth time in case if a new readers comes across this post haha! I have been single for every Valentine’s Day. Do I feel sad about it? Absolutely not. I have seen so many couples celebrate this day with so much joy and break up the next day. In my opinion, if you love someone – every day can be Valentine’s Day. It’s not about buying expensive gifts and showing the love you have for each other only for one day and then bicker the rest of the year.

Even though I am single, I have celebrated Valentine’s Day every year or at least I try to! Either with my friends or family, I always have a nice chill day with my loved ones or by myself. I know for some people this day can trigger loneliness if they had a bad breakup or have been single for a very long time. I understand that it can be a difficult day for single people. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you what I do to celebrate this day and tips to “survive” this day (lol!).

Je pense que mes lecteurs savent déjà que je suis célibataire mais je me répète probablement pour la centième fois au cas où un nouveau lecteur tomberait sur ce post haha! J’ai été célibataire pour chaque Saint Valentin. Suis-je triste à ce sujet? Absolument pas. J’ai vu tant de couples célébrer cette journée avec tant de joie et rompre le lendemain. À mon avis, si vous aimez quelqu’un – chaque jour peut être la Saint-Valentin. Il ne s’agit pas d’acheter des cadeaux coûteux et de montrer l’amour que vous avez les uns pour les autres pendant une seule journée, puis de vous chamailler le reste de l’année.

Même si je suis célibataire, j’ai célébré la Saint-Valentin chaque année ou du moins j’essaye! Que ce soit avec mes amis ou ma famille, j’ai toujours une belle journée de détente avec mes proches ou seul. Je sais que pour certaines personnes, cette journée peut déclencher la solitude si elles ont eu une mauvaise rupture ou si elles sont célibataires depuis très longtemps. Je comprends que cela peut être une journée difficile pour les célibataires. Dans le post d’aujourd’hui, je voulais partager avec vous ce que je fais pour célébrer ce jour et des conseils pour “survivre” ce jour-là (lol!).

Related: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

 

TREATING AS IF IT WAS A REGULAR DAY

In all honesty, Valentine’s Day is just your typical regular day. There is nothing special about it and you don’t have to feel a certain way if you are not in a relationship. It can be hard especially if you have friends that are in a relationship and you see them showered with love by their significant other.

However, remember that this day will only last for 24 hours. After that, it’s back to square one. If you put too much pressure, obviously it’s going to have an impact on yourself. Carry on with your usual routine on that day. Surrounding yourself with good people is also very important. You can spend quality time with your loved ones as well.

Plus who said that Valentine’s Day is only for couples? This is a day about love. Love doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic, it can be platonic as well. You can treat your mum, dad, sibling, children, best friend or a loved one. The gift doesn’t have to be expensive either, even a card will make a lovely gift. Personally, I think it’s a day about showing love to the people you love unconditionally and mean a lot to you. Why don’t you celebrate this day with them?

 

GOING OUT

I know some people might say to stay at home but if you want to go out, you should definitely do! Just because you are single doesn’t mean you can’t have fun especially on a day like Valentine’s Day. You can even take this day to your advantage and go on a date! With the help of dating websites and apps, it’s totally possible!

There are so many dating websites out there, even free ones such as matchmehappy.co.uk! If you type “totally free online dating sites uk” in Google, you will be flooded with a ton of recommendations. Obviously you can spend this day at home or going out with friends but if you want to be with someone then this might be a great day to make a move.

Related: How To Boost Your Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem

 

SPOILING YOURSELF

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I don’t see spoiling yourself as a bad move especially on Valentine’s Day. You don’t need another person to treat you with fancy gifts, you can do all that yourself! If you had an eye on something, why don’t you buy it? Obviously, you don’t want to break your bank account haha!

It’s literally the same thing as buying a Christmas or birthday gift for yourself. As I mentioned previously, Valentine’s Day is a day about love and that includes loving yourself as well. In addition, buying something will remind you of the confident & independent person that you are every time you use or see that product in question.

I have bought so many makeup products on Valentine’s Day throughout the years and when I see that lipstick or eyeshadow palette, it reminds me that if I want something, I can get it myself. You don’t need a significant other to buy you chocolates or flowers. You can buy them yourself.

Related: Knowing Your Self-Worth

 

DOING YOUR SELF-CARE ROUTINE

We all should spare a day or at least some time to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’m not only talking on Valentine’s Day but every day in general. You have to schedule some self-care time to rest. Otherwise, you will be feeling stressed, anxious and depressed which is definitely not healthy for your mind nor for your body.

Your self-care routine is not always about taking care of your body. You have to mentally take care of yourself as well. Sometimes the best thing you can do in order to go forward is to take a step back and give yourself some love whether that’s meditation, applying a face mask, journaling or reading a book. Incorporate a routine that will make you feel good in the inside.

Self-care is such an empowering tool and we all should stop feeling guilty when spending time in ourselves when it should be the other way round. It’s really important that you focus on your physical and mental health. Take the time to do something that you enjoy and end the day feeling better than ever.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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  1. Thanks for the article. Although I’ve never really celebrated Valentine’s Day when I was with someone. Maybe it’s time I start. I’ve been on my own for several years. It might be time for a treat.

  2. Good ideas! When I was single I realized I missed the pretty flowers and chocolate as much as I missed a boyfriend. 😀 I just bought some (flowers and chocolate…) for myself — several days before the actual holiday. I put a giant vase of pink, red and white carnations smack in the middle of my work desk alongside a dish of individually wrapped flowers. I was happy. My co-workers were happy. And, I didn’t feel left out of the fun.

  3. I’m single for valentines day for the first time in a long time and I honestly think the whole day is overrated, I love that you said to treat it like any other day! That said, I am going out but with a girl friend so I think it’s great to go out or do some self care too! Great post and tips 🙂 Clare xx | https://www.clayaa.com

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