10 Ways To Love Yourself This Valentine's Day
Start writing a post

10 Ways To Love Yourself This Valentine's Day

Being single, doesn't mean that Valentine's Day has to be awful!

10 Ways To Love Yourself This Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day coming up, it's easy for everyone who is single, to fall into the "I Hate Love" abyss. I'm guilty of falling down that rabbit hole many Februarys too, until I realized that hating Valentine's Day is really like waving a sign that says "I HATE BEING SINGLE!" While that may be the case for others, it is certainly not for me.

This year I am taking Valentines Day as a day to indulge and love myself. And there is nothing wrong with that. Here are 10 tips that will make your Valentine's great, especially if you don't have a significant other!

1. Look your best today!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F636226391197664148317051491_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=718&h=e41b7706208d8b1cdfecbae04be61ae38839f47222a94c521a45ecd4188cd9cb&size=980x&c=2167147658 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F636226391197664148317051491_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D718%26h%3De41b7706208d8b1cdfecbae04be61ae38839f47222a94c521a45ecd4188cd9cb%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2167147658%22%7D" expand=1]

The easiest way to make Valentine's Day enjoyable, is to make sure that you look your best and feel confident. Go out there wearing your favorite outfit and see how it doesn't matter that you aren't in a relationship!

2. Give into the free Valentine's goodies

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F636226392436457216835397199_giphy%2520%281%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=574&h=c12f517cd75984192c4cd2488a630622ff4a28bd4bdc9db9135a29e45d14dd3c&size=980x&c=3352693858 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F636226392436457216835397199_giphy%252520%25281%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D574%26h%3Dc12f517cd75984192c4cd2488a630622ff4a28bd4bdc9db9135a29e45d14dd3c%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3352693858%22%7D" expand=1]

Don't be afraid to have the Valentine's Day fun without a partner! If you see that the coffee shop is giving out free pink cupcakes with your coffee, then take one. You don't have to not give in because you "hate" the holiday!

3. Do something new

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F6362263962312707261432604574_giphy%2520%282%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=830&h=0aceca2899d1af94da6717edd9e524258b4cbd4c853b594feec811e62e746971&size=980x&c=1392494381 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F6362263962312707261432604574_giphy%252520%25282%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D830%26h%3D0aceca2899d1af94da6717edd9e524258b4cbd4c853b594feec811e62e746971%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1392494381%22%7D" expand=1]

If you want to get away from all the lovey-dovey stuff, that's okay too! Take the day to do something new for yourself. Sign up for a dance class, go get your hair done in a new style, or go on an adventure! The sky is the limit!

4. Do something for someone else

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F6362263974329594501472705529_giphy%2520%283%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=923&h=b40ed6a93ec9bb3f3ec69047f3a5897577bfbb023650ca54f4c742d8dd92dcd4&size=980x&c=1088620326 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F6362263974329594501472705529_giphy%252520%25283%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D923%26h%3Db40ed6a93ec9bb3f3ec69047f3a5897577bfbb023650ca54f4c742d8dd92dcd4%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1088620326%22%7D" expand=1]

If you aren't feeling your best on this day, chances are that there is someone just like you that could really use a little pick me up! It can be something as little as complimenting someone, but it will make you feel great in the end.

5. Don't be afraid to say "happy Valentine's Day"

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F6362263993723149852000547592_giphy%2520%284%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=849&h=82c510209d104902c1a98a60d1525c7a379ffd77eff17791a635d251a83dd755&size=980x&c=994238992 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F6362263993723149852000547592_giphy%252520%25284%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D849%26h%3D82c510209d104902c1a98a60d1525c7a379ffd77eff17791a635d251a83dd755%26size%3D980x%26c%3D994238992%22%7D" expand=1]

Yes, I know. You can say it if you are single. But really, it is a holiday to celebrate love and even if you are single, it is perfectly alright to celebrate it.

6. Go to a singles party!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F6362264002038765121333154381_giphy%2520%285%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=822&h=85b6a1feeca7a8c7004776c69476aa3cf5767b82b31758aa2952964ad27cd496&size=980x&c=1551075071 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F6362264002038765121333154381_giphy%252520%25285%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D822%26h%3D85b6a1feeca7a8c7004776c69476aa3cf5767b82b31758aa2952964ad27cd496%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1551075071%22%7D" expand=1]

Who knows? Maybe you won't be single after. Either way it's a great way to make you feel like you are not alone.

7. Say no to being a third wheel

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F636226401623261999-359231583_giphy%2520%286%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=481&h=94aeed59fc5f3a531758d50ad3e1270f736676b9026e1180b2426eec5f64f20f&size=980x&c=2868213030 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F636226401623261999-359231583_giphy%252520%25286%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D481%26h%3D94aeed59fc5f3a531758d50ad3e1270f736676b9026e1180b2426eec5f64f20f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2868213030%22%7D" expand=1]

It can be great (I guess?) that your friends want to include you on Valentine's Day, but also very weird. Try your best to not hang out with your friends that are in relationships. You love them, and they love you, but being a third wheel is a big NO NO on Valentine's Day. Don't do it!

8. Pamper yourself!

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F636226402458278545-1505545259_giphy%2520%287%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=53&h=aa791688862065a1a8dae67c658e0b4c5da591615cac159c1e874c379f78c9a7&size=980x&c=802794218 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F636226402458278545-1505545259_giphy%252520%25287%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D53%26h%3Daa791688862065a1a8dae67c658e0b4c5da591615cac159c1e874c379f78c9a7%26size%3D980x%26c%3D802794218%22%7D" expand=1]

Put on a face mask, some Netflix, take a bubble bath, whatever you like to do when pampering yourself! This is your time, just relax and have a good time.

9. Surround yourself with friends

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F636226403665225320-1791150178_giphy%2520%288%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=236&h=bc4b74d8c3956c4c15dff6e43a3e49bd76a02a46bb8398a7cf2d707b7373b1ec&size=980x&c=2319134014 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F636226403665225320-1791150178_giphy%252520%25288%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D236%26h%3Dbc4b74d8c3956c4c15dff6e43a3e49bd76a02a46bb8398a7cf2d707b7373b1ec%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2319134014%22%7D" expand=1]

If all of your friends are alone on Valentine's Day, then just hang out. Have a movie night where you all eat the obnoxiously priced mystery chocolates and have a blast.

And Finally...

10. Love yourself

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F02%2F14%2F6362264047665832591922185103_giphy%2520%289%29.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=118&h=f9c512c0f0e561848e785699f9d55d4e076b90021829b9d5d405ff5ca7cc187f&size=980x&c=718041492 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F02%252F14%252F6362264047665832591922185103_giphy%252520%25289%2529.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D118%26h%3Df9c512c0f0e561848e785699f9d55d4e076b90021829b9d5d405ff5ca7cc187f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D718041492%22%7D" expand=1]

Take this day to reflect on life and truly learn to love yourself. This is so important. You need to love yourself before you can love others, so fill your day up with whatever you must, so that you can feel loved by yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

My Top 50 Spotify Songs From 2021 That Are Must-Listens

Thank you Spotify wrapped for curing my seasonal depression!

My Top 50 Spotify Songs From 2021 That Are Must-Listens
Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels

Spotify Wrapped recently came out and is absolutely fueling me through these last few days of the semester. Here are my top 50 songs from 2021.

Keep Reading... Show less

Are New Year’s Resolutions Overrated? Why Not?

Every year, the same debates spark around the idea of new year’s resolutions. Some people think it’s the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, while others point to studies that show the failure rate of these resolutions. Spoiler alert: most fail.

New Year’s Resolutions Overrated

Every year, the same debates spark around the idea of new year’s resolutions. Some people think it’s the perfect time to turn over a new leaf, while others point to studies that show the failure rate of these resolutions. Spoiler alert: most fail.

Keep Reading... Show less
How to Use Your Passion for Writing to Complete Academic Essays

Academic paper writing is often considered one of the most dreaded parts of college for students. Most people hate it, even if they are into writing in general. Many students feel like it puts them into a box where no creative expression is possible. Like having to use a more formal tone of voice and thinking about referencing restricts one’s flow of thought.

Keep Reading... Show less

How Long Would It Take To Mine A Bitcoin?

No one will give you the correct answer to this question because there are a lot of details that they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Mine A Bitcoin

they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cakes You Need to Try This Winter

Spending the winter trying different cakes can be a great way to combat seasonal depression. Lift the spirits of your entire family by trying these five cakes.

Try This Winter

The winter can be a dull time spent indoors with very little change. But, it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to spice up your daily routine, and dessert is one of them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments