It’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you are there feeling all alone because you think that this is the season where everyone is on social media posting their declarations of love from their other half and significant other. But remember this: being alone on this V-day does not mean your life lacks love and you are completely unlovable, because love is not just about romantic hugs and kisses. Love is not just about about two people who want to be together for the rest of their lives. Loves is everywhere. Love is every friendship. Love is about the people who value and appreciate your existence, and love is about yourself.
So celebrate this holiday on your own terms, with your own set of rules and in your own way. It is not about WHAT your doing but HOW it makes you feel that matters.
1. Treat yourself with that fancy coffee latte.
Yes, who says it isn’t sweet? That relaxing feeling of sipping your favorite drink at the end of a tiring workday. When everyone around you seems like they have all their plans set up, it’s never a waste of time to have a little walk by yourself while enjoying the city lights and street noises.
2. Pamper yourself by getting a new haircut.
Maybe it is the right time to cut off some inch. Maybe it is the perfect time for change.
3. Enjoy the perks of promos, discounts and other items on sale at the mall.
Of course, they’ll be everywhere. Take advantage. Go buy that new pair of shoes or shirt that you are always looking at when you are passing by that boutique near your place. Tell yourself that you are worth the money.
4. Put on those speakers in your room and play your daily dose of favorite songs.
Truth be told, those songs really speak out what our hearts are unable to tell. So whether you are into those never-getting-old ‘90s boybands or it’s all about LANY and The 1975, from mellow love songs to pop bangers to help you dance the night away, play them all.
5. Binge watch those left episodes on your Netflix.
Don’t let those episodes rest on your phone’s memory. It’s a date-yourself kind of thing anyway.
6. Get take out from your favorite restaurant.
If you do not want to add yourself to those people who take tables for dining in, enjoy eating at home and satisfy the craving of a delightful meal after a long busy day.
7. Enjoy your bed and pajamas.
Yes, the comfort of bed and pajamas says it all. Nothing ever beats the coziness of lying down in your bedroom and finally putting on those cozy clothes after the traffic jams you have been through.
8. Have a road trip with your single friends.
If you want to spend the night out, this is one of the best ideas you can plan for the entire day. The love of friendship is one of the best things to acknowledge on this day.
9. Have a movie marathon with your siblings.
Have some quality time with your little brothers and sisters. At least you are not alone watching a movie.
10. Get in that warm bubble bath.
You owe your skin a treat and yourself the indulgence of taking your bath time and not rushing for anything at all.
11. Buy your parents something special.
Do not forget that V-day is not just about significant others but also about the ones who are the reason for your being. So buy your mom a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and your dad a box of donuts. Nothing is ever more wonderful to a parent than knowing that their children value and love them.
12. Go get a spa.
When everyone seems like they’re having the time of their lives going to theaters, restaurants and parks, go get your own quality time.
13. Spend quality time in the kitchen.
Instead spending your time out there standing in long lines, one of the best ways to spend the night is treating yourself to your own version of a delightful dinner.
14. Send those you love a text message.
Remind the ones you value that you are blessed to have them in your life. Send those hearts and hugs to those who value your presence and love you for your entire being. Thank them for all the genuine care, concern and little acts of kindness that you have received without anything in return.
15. Remind yourself about self-love.
You may feel like you’re the only one without a partner, there are many others in the same situation as you. Let it not be the measurement of who you are as a person. Let yourself be reminded that love can be in different forms, in different ways given by those people who surround you.
After all, Valentine’s Day is about love. And love isn’t just about relationships. Love can be celebrated in different forms.
So celebrate it on your own little ways.