Each year millions of singles all over the country dread this holiday. The cynicism and skeptics come out in droves all trying to convince themselves that Valentine’s Day was created by a billion-dollar industry looking to make money by selling cheesy gifts and cards.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be depressing. Here are just a few ways you can enjoy spending Valentine’s Day alone.
Shopping. Make a date with yourself to go shopping. By clothes, accessories, electronics; what ever makes you happy. Stay away from the things that will make you feel bad about yourself and gravitate toward the things that make you smile. Go shopping for something that you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself but you would love to have. Whether it’s an extravagant watch or artwork, treat yourself. Don’t put yourself in debt of course, but buy something special.
Pamper yourself. Make an appointment at a spa to have a manicure and pedicure. Get a facial and the massage. Go to the mall and get a makeover. Purposely concentrate on you. Don’t worry about everyone else in your life is doing or what problems you may have, simply focus on yourself.
Take yourself out to dinner and a movie. Now, for many this would be a frightening prospect, but, it will quickly build self-confidence. It is no longer considered desperate to go out to eat or the movies alone. In fact, today’s woman is independent and confident about what she wants and goes after it. Take yourself to a restaurant that you don’t normally visit. Some place new that you’ve always wanted to try. Then go out to a movie that you’ve wanted to see. This is all about you. Enjoy dating yourself. To avoid the crowded restaurant in movie theaters on Valentine’s Day, you can make your date and an afternoon lunch and matinee movie.
Send yourself a valentine. Make or buy yourself the most beautiful Valentine card you can find. Then write all the things you love about yourself as if you were writing to another person. Be sure to complement yourself and even brag if you are so inclined. Put it in an envelope, seal it, put a stamp on it and send it to yourself. It may feel a little silly, but you deserve to love yourself as much as you do others in your life and you would do no less for them. Try it, you might even think it fun.
These are just a few ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day by yourself without regret and building your self-esteem and confidence in the process. You count too, so prove it to yourself.