Why You Should Love Valentine's Day If You're Single

Why You Should Love Valentine's Day If You're Single

Don't hate on Valentine's Day....or should I say Galentine's Day? This is your day.

Valentine's Day: a day of love, happiness, sappiness, moments, and memories. A day to spend with your significant other, to honor and cherish your relationship over a spendy date night, like you can't do it any other night of the year. A day full of flowers and chocolates and heart shaped food and love letters and love and romance. A day full of pink and red and everything in between. A day that, if you're single, you can spend sulking and moping around, wishing and waiting for the clock to hit midnight so it can just be over already.

Unless you're like me, who loves Valentine's Day, is single, and is ready to take it on by storm.

So, if you're a single lady and are dreading the day of February 14th, take some pride in it, and spend the day how it really should be spent: with your friends who you love, doing whatever the hell you feel like doing.

Don't hate on Valentine's Day, or should I say Galentine's Day? This is your day, not your scummy ex's who dumped you, not the boy you've been pining over who really just isn't interested. Get off your couch, and quit moping around. We single girls should love this day. And here's why:

1. The chocolate

I mean, you can eat it every day. But is it just me, or is the chocolate way better on Valentine's Day? Also, let's not forget, candy is usually on sale the day after V-Day, so that's just another reason we should absolutely love the holiday full of heart eyes and teddy bears.

2. Spend the day with your true friends

I don't know about you, but I'll be spending this Valentine's Day with some of my closest friends, eating a tremendous amount of pizza, dancing around my dorm room, sipping on some wine, and watch sappy movies and laugh at them. What better way to spend the day?

3. Treating yourself

Finally, I don't have to worry about a significant other to please on this lawful day, and can treat myself instead of another being. Cheers to that.

4. An excuse to drink wine, drink your mixie, or drink whatever you drink

Get that bottle, get your friends, get some food and chocolate, get some good music playing, and just do you, no shame.

5. Gives you a reason to own your single-ness

Oh, you're spending Valentine's Day with your boyfriend? Cute, I'm definitely not. Let's take pride in this ladies, and let's own it. There's no shame in being single, and you're probably much happier than you would be spending it with that sh*tty boyfriend that you could have.

6. Have your "Boyfriend Bonfire"

A ritual courtesy of "Friends." Feel free to turn on that breakup playlist of yours and get to burning.

7. Single girls unite together

I mean, we can do this every day. But what better day to do it than V-Day? Why does Valentine's Day have to be objected toward just the couples and the romance? Who says it can't be a celebration of loving yourself and those around you?

8. Pamper yourself

Go to the spa, go get a mani-pedi, go get a facial, go get your hair done, go get a massage. Just pamper yourself, we might as well take advantage of this day.

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1. Heated blanket

Getting warm under a blanket is great, but getting warm under a warm blanket is greater.

2. Slippers

Cold feet are the worst, especially in the winter. Walking around your house with some slippers on will make you feel a lot happier.

3. Cabin socks

While you can really only wear slippers around your house, you can wear cabin socks everywhere, and they give you pretty much the same cozy feeling.

4. Hot water bottle

Hot water bottles can be used for keeping your feet warm, just holding against your body when you want to feel warm, and can be used throughout the entire year for cramps or sore muscles.

5. Big scarf

Having a scarf this big can make you feel like you're still at home with your favorite blanket.

6. Fleece leggings

Fleece lined leggings are very warm and comfortable. And they can be worn with so many different outfits.

7. Foot warmer

Foot warmers let the rest of your body be free while warming up your freezing feet. It's a win-win for your body.

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Seven New Year’s Resolutions That You Might Actually Be Able To Keep

Make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live.

We all know those New Year’s Resolutions that seem super attainable but turn out not to be. We keep up with them for about a week, but then fall off the routine, abandon our goals and return to our old habits and lifestyles. But, I think I have a few New Year’s Resolutions that might be easier to keep up with.

1. Exercise three days a week.

Working out everyday can be challenging if you have a full time job or are a student but, every other day can be easier to fit into your schedule. Plus, studies have shown that exercise is more effective if it’s stretched out over the week, giving your body time to recover before your next workout.

2. Power off your devices before bed.

Power off your devices 1 hour to 30 minutes before bed. Find a new book to read or start keeping a journal, or find some other way to wind down before bed other than using your laptop or cell phone.

3. Bring your own lunch more often.

If you eat out often, cut it down by a day or two and bring your own lunch. Pick up some tupperware storage containers at the store and put your leftovers in them and take them to work with you for an easy, cheaper lunch.

4. Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.

A good way to make your meals healthier is to think to add more color to your plate. It’s a simple way to make your meals healthier without always thinking about how many calories you’re taking in.

5. Stop revolving around your smartphone.

You miss out on a lot of things when you're on your phone during family gatherings and events. So make a rule with yourself to either power off those devices or put them on silent so you’re not always looking at them.

6. Try something new.

Try something new once a week or maybe once a month if that’s easier. Whether it’s a new activity or a new restaurant or a new style of clothing, take a step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

7. Take some time for yourself.

Everyone needs some “me time” and we don’t always take time for ourselves so scheduling it may be needed. Catch up on your reading list, get a manicure or a pedicure, or watch that movie you’ve always wanted to see.

All in all make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live, something that you can stick to, and something that makes you happy. In life, do the things that make you happy, not the things people or society says you should do. I hope everyone has a happy New Year and let's make this year better than the last! Cheers to 2018!!

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