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Hope you’re all having a good week! Today I’m going to be sharing a guest post from the lovely Merry, who blogs over at Monodreame. As it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday, Merry has come up with some fab ideas for anyone who might be spending the day alone!
Spending Valentine’s Day alone? It’s really not so bad. There’s no reason to feel lonely and depressed! It can even be fun and believe me, everyone’s been there at one time or another.
Who said Valentine’s Day was only about celebrating love in a romantic relationship? It’s supposed to be about celebrating love in general and that includes loving yourself, friends and family.
There are lots of reasons that you may be spending Valentine’s Day alone. It could be because of the lockdown, you haven’t found that special someone yet, or maybe your significant other is out of town.
Not everyone who’s spending it with someone else is happier than you anyway, so start celebrating your much needed me-time this Valentine’s Day!
Don’t know where to start? Read on these 10 amazing ways to spend Valentine’s Day alone while everyone else is off celebrating.
Buy Yourself Some Flowers or Chocolate
Brighten up your space by buying yourself some flowers. Treat yourself to some chocolate cookies or chocolate bar and enjoy it while you’re reading your favorite books.
Practice Self Love
Valentine’s is about love, which includes loving yourself. Remember to love yourself and do rituals of self love.
You can treat yourself to a spa day. You’re sure to leave relaxed, refreshed and renewed. What could be a better feeling than that?
Other than that, spruce up your nails with a mani/pedi. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by choosing a fun red or pink color, and have the nail technician paint a heart on your nails or add a little bling. Fabulous!
Another one of my favorite ways to celebrate, retail therapy is great to pass the day. There are plenty of sales and, if you go to the mall, the stores are pretty empty. But always remember to follow the health protocol wherever you go!
Have A Coffee Date With Your Friend
I’m planning to have a coffee date with my single buddy this weekend. This is something I look forward to when spending Valentine’s Day alone this year.
During the current situation, you can still visit nearby coffee shops and enjoy your day in a cozy way. Always remember to put social distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands.
Read a Good Book
Depending on the book, you may be able to read it in one afternoon or evening. Just don’t make it a romance or you’ll be reminded that you’re alone on the most romantic day of the year.
Whether you’re interested in venturing abroad or just a few hours away, The Solo Traveler’s Handbook by Janice Leith Waug can help you get there with confidence.
Binge-Watch Movies or a TV Series
Get your snacks and drinks ready, stream your favorite movies or TV series, sit back, and enjoy.
The day will be over before you know it, and you’ll have gotten some good entertainment.
Adding some takeout is always my preferred way to spend the day alone.
One important thing to remember when deciding what to watch, is not to choose something too romantic. I usually go with action or science fiction movies.
Organize Your House
Valentine’s Day is in February so, depending on where you live, spring is right around the corner.
What would be better than organizing your house, and getting a handle on what furniture you have and may not need?
If you feel unmotivated when sitting down to work, then you know it’s time to refresh your workspace, here my recommendation to create a cozy home office and switch up your surroundings
Pamper Your Pet
Valentines is about loving your surroundings and being grateful for whatever you have.
If you have pets at home, don’t forget that your pet is your Valentine too. Why not pamper him or her with their favorite treat or activity? Bringing them to a short walk or a trip to the groomers would be fun for both of you.
Cook Yourself a Fancy Dinner
Make your list, decide on a menu, go shopping, and cook yourself a gourmet meal. Test yourself with some new skills.
The nice thing about cooking for yourself is that you’ll probably have leftovers, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor for another day or two.
Go For a Walk
When spending the day alone or when I’m having a bad day, relaxing is always a great medicine. Communicating with nature is one great way to relax and get your mind off of things.
Go for a nice long walk to get your mind off of being solo. If you have solo buddies on the holiday, invite them along.
Because there are a lot of beautiful hidden beaches in Bali, I tend to visit one of them every two weeks during the pandemic. For me, this is a great way when spending Valentine’s Day alone!
Whatever reason you are spending Valentine’s Day alone, there are plenty of ways to make the day special.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Merry Sari is a blogger and content writer who shares tips and advice about blogging and lifestyle on her blog, “Monodreame.” You will find her informative contents to help bloggers build and grow their blogs. Find more about her on Twitter and Instagram.