This time of year, the internet is filled with gift guides and ideas on how to make this Valentine’s Day the most special one yet. If you find yourself less than ecstatic this time of year, no worries- you are not alone.
I’ve found that this holiday brings on an exceptional amount of pressure for everyone, single or not. People are either worried about what to purchase someone or worried they have no one to purchase for.
I’m here to tell you, Valentine’s Day is NOT the be it all, end all. Not to mention, you don’t have to celebrate the holiday with a significant other. I personally enjoy exchanging gifts with close friends and family.
If you are single, or that special someone has completely dropped the ball this year, don’t worry. You can have your own special celebration. Everyone will choose differently based on personality, budget, etc. but here are some ideas on how to achieve a kick ass Valentine’s Day.
Go to the movies: I know some people will say this is a bad idea because a chick-flick can be a painful reminder that you are single or not getting a Hollywood fantasy- but I don’t. Sometimes it’s really nice to see romance played out on screen. I can be happy other people are happy… even if it’s a fictional story.
Celebrate Yourself: Buy that new item you’ve been looking at for weeks or go somewhere new. A restaurant, a Bookstore, a Cafe. A change of view can do wonders and you will be happy you treated yourself the way you should
Chill with some Friends: And I don’t just mean an Anti-Valentine’s Day party. But really go out and have fun. Hit the club, Hang out Downtown, whatever just get the hell out. I mean what’s worse than sitting around alone contemplating something that bothers you. Turn the day around and go have fun. If you’re a lady, gather your best girlfriends, put on something fun & sexy and go paint the town red. Who knows, by the end of the night you may not be single anymore ;P
Did I mention flowers make everyone happy? Go buy yourself some freaking awesome flowers.