It’s that time of year again. Love is still lingering in the air, leftover from the red rush that we call Valentine’s Day.
There is discount chocolate everywhere, everything is in shades of red and every color of pink imaginable and everything has sappy or cheesy quotes slapped across them, even when they seem unnecessary. This is all even more annoying if you happen to find yourself single on this years’ holiday (especially if you can tag ‘again’ at the end of ‘single’).
It’s a holiday meant just to spite you, to rub it into your face that you lack something, right? Wrong. There are many things you can do to celebrate yourself this holiday, and focusing a whole day on yourself will feel so much better than a whole day focused on someone else, am I right?
Here’s a list to help you think of some things to do to help you recover from the bummer that was Valentine’s Day.
- Write yourself a love poem
- Create a spa day for yourself
- Use your creativity
- Practice meditation
- Visit a farmer’s market
- Book a session with a practitioner
- Play outside
- Read a magazine/book
- Take yourself on a date
- Take a bath
- Nourish yourself with water
- Clear the clutter
Get fresh flowers
- Re-evaluate your relationships
- Do some yoga
- Oil rub down
- Cook for yourself
- Sleep in
- Enjoy a healthy, pleasurable meal
- Treat yourself to dark chocolate and wine
- Make a vision board
- Practice positive affirmations
- Tidy up and light some candles
Our advice? Get a mason jar, fill it with slips like this, and when you are feeling down next time, or the Single’s Awareness Day blues get you down, pull one out and do it.
You can set them aside as you do them and refill them every time it gets empty. Remember, this may be a week about love, but the best love you will always keep is the love of yourself.
What do you do to take care of yourself and make yourself feel special? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!
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