If you’re a bit of a hopeless romantic like I am, it can be a bit tough dealing with Valentine’s day without a valentine.
So instead of moping around and feeling bad that you’re home alone while people are out with their significant others, turn it around and make it a time for yourself!
I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day alone, so join me in spending some alone time with yourself with my list of how to spend valentine’s day alone.
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Start Your Day Off Right
If you work in an office where there’s a chance you’ll be in full view of someone getting a giant bouquet of flowers, get a head start on things before that. Start your day off right with a little something for yourself.
That could be something as simple as getting your favorite morning drink on the ride into work, a small box of chocolates for you to nibble on during the day, or even a plushie you could cuddle with later. It’s up to you!
If you’re one to be jealous that someone else has a significant other that loves them enough to send them flowers or gifts at work, the best advice I have is to try to turn that jealousy into an appreciation. Appreciate that your coworker has such a loving relationship that their partner wants to show it off to everyone.
Sitting at reception at my job makes it hard for me to avoid this, but I can’t let things like that get to me. Last year one of my coworkers got a huge arrangement from her daughter. That was incredibly sweet, incredibly heavy, and I had to take an antihistamine, but it’s such a lovely thought.
Wear Your Valentine’s Best
I don’t know about you, but dressing up and looking my best totally helps my mood. I have a dress that I bought over the summer that is a perfect valentine’s dress. Even if I have no where to go, I can still wear that dress, my favorite heels, do my hair and make up, and feel my best.
Not one for dresses? How about a dress shirt or a new pair of shoes you like? Don’t have a more professional setting to dress for? What about heart pajamas for lounging later or a cute necklace or earrings? Even something as small as doing your hair nice with a new clip or even a new pair of sexy underwear that only you know about can boost your mood for the day.
Meal for One
Going out to eat is probably a terrible idea since most places are going to be booked by now. Think about a takeout place near by that you might have wanted to try, or just go with your standard place you know and trust. This is all about you.
Or, if you have a friend or two who are also having a single’s day, invite them over for pizza and movies. There’s nothing like finding comfort in friends when you’re having a hard time.
I don’t normally eat dinner, but I’ll totally be splurging on a luxury snack for later in the evening.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year. I was never one to go out on the weekdays, so I’d be more down for a night in. Love your single self by having a spa night with some new products you’ve wanted to try. Maybe it’s a face mask, a new night serum, or just grab a bath bomb and hit the tub!
Pamper yourself. Tonight is all about you!
I’ll probably take a shower, use a hair treatment and face mask, and relax the night away.
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Snuggle Up With Your Favorite Movie
I’ve never been big on movies, and I’m terrible at keeping up with watching those I’ve been recommended, but if you’re not me, you probably have a favorite movie or movies. Depending on how long you have until bed time, pop in a movie or two. If you haven’t stuffed yourself with your meal for one, grab some popcorn, snuggle up with some blankets (any maybe that plushie you bought yourself earlier?) and relax.
Personally, I’d stay away from romance movies because that would just remind me that I’m alone on probably my favorite holiday of all time.
I’ll most likely be watching YouTube videos. Probably an older series by Many a True Nerd. I love his videos.
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If you’re not down for the night in, spa/movie combo, maybe heading out to a local bar is more your style. You’ll probably be surrounded by others in a similar situation, so maybe you’ll meet your Mr. or Mrs. Right!
While I’m not one to do this, I will give you a few things to keep in mind:
- You probably still have work in the morning
- You shouldn’t get too drunk.
- Set an alarm for the morning in case you do meet someone and spend the night
- Don’t be bummed if you just chill out at the bar.
So that’s it. That’s my list on how to spend Valentine’s Day alone. It mostly likely won’t be as exciting as a fancy dinner, and you might need to brace yourself for the amount of engagements that show up on your social media feeds the next day, but it will be a night of celebrating you.
Do you have any other suggestions for spending Valentine’s Day alone? Let me know in the comments!