That wonderful holiday is creeping up on us single folk yet again— Valentine’s Day. This holiday tends to bring up a lot of anxiety for some, especially when you’re celebrating alone. We start thinking about how we aren’t in relationships, how last year we were in one, whether or not we will ever get back into a relationship, and how the day can feel depressing all around.
This year if you’re single and feeling down, change your mindset about the holiday! Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day. Think about your family and friends that you share so much love with, and how grateful you should be about those relationships. Forget that V-Day is only for lovers, here are some healthy and positive ways to spend your Valentine’s Day with friends or on your own!
1. Spa Time
What is better than getting pampered all day? I can’ think of much. Buy a spa day package – relieve pain, reduce hypertension, get a massage, sit in the sauna, or get a facial. This is extremely relaxing, fun, and rejuvenating with friends or by yourself. I guarantee you will leave the spa feeling satisfied, refreshed, and beautiful!
2. Fitness Classes
Get out of your comfort zone and take a fitness class that you would normally never take. Maybe try a trapeze or pole-dancing lesson! This will get you working out, laughing, and trying something new.
3. Wine and Painting Class
Grab a friend and sign up for a wine and paint class. The red wine is filled with antioxidants to help reduce the rise of heart disease and raise levels of heart-healthy omega-3s. Painting can be especially fun with a friend while being in a fun environment where you can meet new people!
4. Put on your dancing shoes!
Whether you are at home or decide to go out on the town, dancing is always a great way to celebrate. Dancing is also a great calorie burner, 30 minutes of dancing burns about 150 calories. Grab some of your friends and go have fun while getting in a workout!
5. Try a New Recipe
Making a meal can be extremely satisfying, and fun. Look up some new recipes you have been interested in and make a tasty meal for some friends!
6. Follow Through
You may have been putting off some projects due to being too busy or too lazy, use this day to finish up these tasks. Rearrange your closet and get rid of the clothes you haven’t worn in over a year, organize your bookshelf, or sign up for Mint.com to get your finances in order!
7. Send love someone else’s way
Give Valentine’s Day cards to those that are close to you, like your friends, co-workers, or random people like the woman that makes your coffee every morning at Starbucks. Seeing people’s faces light up from your small gestures will fill you with happiness and love and make the world a happier place.
8. Figure out what you want out of love
Even if you don’t believe it will ever happen, or you don’t want it right now, everyone, including you can fall in love. Falling in love usually happens when you least expect it. Take this Valentines Day and write down a few ‘love goals’ this may be to stay single for the next couple years and focus on your career, or to start dating this week. Whatever it is make it very clear for yourself this will make it a lot easier for you to get there.