Valentine’s Day for One
Have you started seeing Lovey Dovey ads for businesses trying to catch the eye of couples looking to celebrate their relationship on the upcoming Valentine’s Day festivities, or have you walked by stores as the window displays change from winter sales to hearts and roses and chocolates and jewelry and wine? And more importantly is all of it bumming you out since you’re single?
It’s natural to feel slightly left out when you’re not the target of the ads, or if you can’t connect with the energy in the air.
But don’t you worry, Valentine’s Day is about love and what the last year has taught us is the most important kind of love is self-love. And this quote from an author that’s unknown to me puts it quite eloquently “Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.”
This Valentine’s Day as you are surrounded by affection and expressions of love, take this beautiful opportunity to show yourself, how valuable you are so the next time a romantic spark comes alive you are ready to embrace it. Here is another set of wise words from an author unknown to me, “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.”
So in the spirit of this beautiful celebration bestowed upon us by Saint Valentine himself let’s take a look at some of the things you can do on Valentine’s Day as a single person.
Brunch with other singles:
Valentine’s 2021 falls on a Sunday, it’s the perfect opportunity to go for a leisure brunch. It’s a perfect time to catch up with friends that are single or perhaps even family. And while you’re at it make it a boozy brunch. Eggs Benedict with some sparkling wine will light up most festivities.
Indulge in Art:
With company or just by yourself. Art is perhaps an extremely subjective topic where preferences even amongst people will similar tastes may vary drastically so personally I feel that when I want to visit a museum or watch a play or indulge in an artsy adventure, I want to do it solo. I want to be able to stop at an art piece for instance for as long as it takes without the pressure of boring somebody else. It may not be art; it may be something else entirely that you prefer doing solo. Well this is your opportunity, grab it with both hands.
Send yourself a gift:
Just because you’re not expecting something from the outside world, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve anything. Take the initiative and buy yourself something beautiful. A charming tennis bracelet or an elegant set of pearl earrings, whatever you fancy. And remember, just because it’s you buying yourself a gift, doesn’t mean you don’t get it wrapped. Buy online and choose the gift option and choose the gift wrapping, the experience on unwrapping a wrapped gift even if you know what’s coming adds real value.
Read a book by the fire place:
In the hustle and bustle of work, and social commitments and unavoidable events, there are things that make us feel alive that we have moves to the backburner. Pick such an activity, it could be yoga, singing or dancing, or something as simple as picking up a book you’ve been wanting to read or perhaps reread. Light up that fireplace, open that bottle of wine and dive into this therapy session for your mind that is overdue.
Pamper yourself with a spa day:
Any singles valentine’s day would have been incomplete without this and we are happy to oblige. You can’t go wrong with a spa day, and at this point we don’t need to mention what the perfect spa day means to you, while you’re reading this you are already there in your happy place with your favorite masseuse, Olga, oh she knows all your pressure points so well. So hurry up and make the call and make sure Olga isn’t fully booked for Valentine’s Day by someone else reading this blog.