Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air. . .Restaurants are booked up, people are decked out in red and pink, plenty of people are carrying gigantic bouquets of flowers or maybe even just a single red rose. But, if Valentine’s Day is not your jam, here are a few other ideas of ways to celebrate instead. Things to do on Valentine’s Day if you don’t have someone special to celebrate with:
Have a Galentine’s Day Party
No reason why the love has to be restricted to just romantic interests. Celebrate this day of love with your friends far and near. Get your girlfriends together, open a bottle of wine and watch a movie. It is the perfect excuse to host a little party.
Or get all dressed up and decide to go out together. There are so many places, especially in New York City, that have parties and events on Valentine’s Day. They would be the perfect thing to attend with a group of friends.
Catch up with family or long-distance friends
Call up your aunt or maybe even your parents. Pick up the phone and reconnect with an old friend.
It’s the perfect day to focus on your relationships of the non-romantic nature. And I’m sure whoever you call will be grateful that you are thinking of them.
Maintaining relationships is a super important skill in life.
Indulge in some self-care
Maybe it’s the perfect night to try out that new sheet mask, paint your nails, take a long bubble bath, clean out your closet, paint on a canvas or do whatever it is that defines self-care to you.
The most important part of indulging in self-care is to make sure that you are the one who enjoys doing it. So, if you hate sheet masks, don’t do one. Just because everyone else defines it as self-care doesn’t mean that you need to.
On the flip side, if there is something that you do enjoy doing and find relaxing, then indulge in that. Others might not find going to a batting cage relaxing or think of it as a form of self-care. But, if hitting some balls at a batting cage is relaxing for you, then you should do that.
Finally, finish that book that you’ve been putting off reading
You know the one. Maybe it’s been sitting on your nightstand, half read, for months. Or maybe you’ve already put it back on the shelf, giving up on it too soon.
It’s the perfect night to cozy up, pull the book out and finally finish it. You’ll get to relax, maybe learn something new or find out how the murder mystery got solved, and feel accomplished.
Make Valentine’s for your friends
Remember in elementary school, when you would have to give Valentine’s to every single classmate?
Instead of buying the premade ones, pick up some craft supplies and make DIY Valentine’s cards for your friends. Some cardstock, markers and a nice note on how much their friendship means to you will go so far.
Your friends will appreciate the gesture and you’ll get to have fun crafting.
Write a letter to someone
Write a handwritten letter to someone in your life. If you don’t catch up with them often, you can catch them up on what’s been going on in your life or what your plans are for the future.
Everyone loves getting mail and hand-writing the letter makes it even more special. When was the last time you got an actual letter instead of an Amazon package? Can you remember the last time you got a handwritten letter?
Let me know if you decided to do one of these things to do on Valentine’s Day if you don’t have someone special to celebrate with.
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