With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and many couples planning dates, what can a single person do to enjoy the day?
PLENTY OF STUFF!!!
This day should not be a day of torture or shame to those who are single. With every store covered in red and pink and all the media attention, this can be a lot on the mental space of a single person. Here a few do’s and don’ts for my single family.
1. DO Love Yourself
Today is the day of love so remember to love yourself. Have a self-care day. Try that mask or bath bomb you have been trying to make time for. Take this day to treat yourself the queen you are.
2. DO Plan a Night Out/In with your Friends
Not having a significant other does not mean you don’t have love in your life. Call up besties and plan something fun to do together. Go out and party or do a fun activity together to make the night pass by.
3. DO Send Love
Take it back to elementary school and send valentine cards to your friends and family. I will make you feel good to make someone else smile if only for a sec. And if are Pinterest savvy, you can make some cute DIY cards for them too.
4. DO Read/Watch Movies
Go on a Netflix binge (sorry Monique) and watch all your favorite movies or take out a good book. Get lost in a world of fantasy, love and adventure.
5. DO Try Something New
This would be a great to pick up a new hobby and expand your mind. If there was a dish, or class you have always wanted to try, try it now. You can get into your creative side and be inspired to great something amazing.
Now let’s get into some DONTS
1. DON’T Call Your Exes
You will regret Feb 15th, I promise. Remember that they are your exes for a reason and you broke up for a reason.
2. DON’T Compare Your Situation with Someone Else
Your journey is custom made for you. You should not wish to have someone else’s because it was not made for you and it may not fit your life. Enjoy your journey.
3. Don’t Throw a Pity Party
This is not the time to drown yourself in sorrows with your vices. You only feel worse than you need to. Pitying yourself will not make you feel any better. Pick your head up, boo!
Its Just Wednesday!!!
Remember that you are amazing and you have plenty of people who love you. Not being in a relationship, should not be a reason for you to be sad. It’s just like any other Wednesdays, you will get over this hump and get on with your week. Just in time for the Black Panther premiere.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.