Article from http://www.lifehack.org
We live in a couple-oriented world; but finding yourself single on Valentine’s Day isn’t actually such a calamity as idle talkers clamor. For that matter, if they are that eager to teach you how to live, it’s probably because they are bored with their ‘full lives’.
So ignore anything the media or the public opinion may try to impose on you. If you are single, it’s because you like it this way. You can be awesome all by yourself, and there are many reasons to
be happy on your own on Valentine’s Day.
- Treat Yourself with What You Love
Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love, but why cannot it be a day to love yourself? Just as lovebirds prepare surprises for each other, spice up your day by giving yourself treats, as if out of the blue. Drop into your favorite café and have an extra big cup of something heart-warming (and probably some delicious dessert!). Visit a restaurant and relish a gourmet dinner instead of cooking at home. Buy a book or a stylish accessory you’ve long wanted – in a nutshell, get or do something that pleases you and reflects your personality, unlike a pink stuffed bunny or an inane romantic comedy.
- Your Schedule Is Yours, All Yours
Think about it like this: you live your life on your own terms, and there is no need to apologize for it to anyone. If there’s a party or a club meeting you’re interested in (not related to Valentine’s Day, obviously) – enjoy your time there without having to feel guilty for preferring it to a ‘romantic evening’ (which are so often tediously boring). Grab a notebook and a pen and visit a park or someplace else to sketch trees, birds, people or whatever comes to mind. Or if you feel like cleaning and de-cluttering your home – knock yourself out!
- Save Money
During Valentine’s Day shopping spree people buy tons of knickknacks because they are expected to, and it can cost a pretty penny. You, avoiding all the Valentine’s Say expenses, can put this money to much better use – save for that Caribbean vacation you’ve been planning for, for example.
Go on a Trip to Wherever You Want
Darting off and travelling wherever you want, whenever you like, without fitting it into somebody else’s plans is another perk of living on your own. You’re not tied down to someone else’s schedule, preferences, or budget – you can set your own schedule and enjoy your freedom as an individual.
- Flirt with Whomever You Want
Whether you stay at home or take a trip, chances are you’ll come across many a person who is also single this day. So if you are feeling lonely, it may be a good time to look for someone who feels the same. And who knows – perhaps this time you will really meet the right someone.
- Throw a Party and Celebrate with Your Single Friends
You can certainly find single people among your friends – so why not get together, have fun at the expense of all the cheesiness around and just have a jolly good time?
- Get Together with People Who Really Matter in Your Life
Since everyone around you is busy celebrating Valentine’s Day, why not get in touch with people who are truly dear to you? You’d probably want to call on your parents or grandparents, or get together with friends you were so close with back in college. Sharing fun and warmth with someone you care about is a gift you give them – and yourself, not yet another ‘sweet nothing’.
- Know How to Be Happy On Your Own
When all is said and done, being single means that you are not limited by anything or anyone in your life. You may go in any direction with no obligations pulling you down. You may stay single your entire life or find the right person – tomorrow or in ten years’ time. You are free, which is already enough to be happy. So don’t look the other way, don’t miss out on that happiness!
By Melissa Burns