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Riding Solo On Valentine's Day

If you’re single after going through a breakup, Valentines Day has the potential to be sad and lonely too.

But before you reach for the pint of ice cream or cheese filled crust pizza, you should know that Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be for those who are in love. It can be a celebration of yourself and the people you care about. Whether you’re single by choice, recently broken up, or you just haven’t found the perfect person yet, you don’t have to sit out of the V-Day festivities this year just because you’re riding solo.

Here are a few ideas to help you get through February 14 as the wonderfully single and resilient woman you are. You deserve it.

  • Being single, doesn’t mean you only have to spend Valentine’s Day by yourself. Even if your friends are relationship’d up, plan ahead to make separate plans with them. Sip on some fun drinks, munch on little snacks, and take the time to appreciate the wonderful friendships you have with the women in your life and watch something that makes you belly laugh.

  • You don’t have to sit by and watch as the world around you celebrates romantic love and couples. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn, what better day to go out and do it? Whether it’s a cooking class, a language class, or even a workout class, focusing on yourself and putting that energy into a new skill is a great way to give you -Self Love.

  • Treat yourself to some new jewellery, clothes, or makeup. Perhaps a beautiful bunch of your favourite flowers. Nothing feels better than gifting yourself something you know you’re going to love.

  • Remind yourself of the list of New Year’s resolutions you probably found yourself neglecting already. Did you plan on becoming healthier? Trying a new hobby? Reading more? Not doing anything on Valentine’s Day? Now you are.

  • Write Yourself a Love Letter. The most important relationship you can have is with yourself, which is why spending V-Day solo can be a really great opportunity to connect with your mind. Celebrate you and the progress you have continued to make in your life. Talk about the future that you anticipate for yourself. This is the perfect time to fall in love with yourself.

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