Some of us live alone. I do by choice, and I know that’s the case for a lot of you.
But there will be people who feel sad on Valentine’s Day. Maybe they want to be with a loved one and can’t due to COVID-19. Or perhaps they’ve lost their loved one and are grieving.
That’s all the more reason to make Valentine’s Day a special one.
Ideas For A Fun Valentine’s Day Alone:
Indulge yourself the entire day, because this day is all about you.
Have your favorite breakfast. Allow yourself those calories because it’s just for one day after all. If you love waffles or pancakes, pile on that syrup and enjoy every bite.
Listen to your favorite playlist of music. And while you’re at it, get those TV shows and movies ready to binge.
Send Yourself Flowers:
Why not? Don’t give it a lot of thought. Just do it.
It might be a house plant. Or if you love red or pink roses, go for it. And if you have a sweet tooth, go ahead and order yourself a box of chocolates.
You might spend some time doing your favorite hobby. Or writing in a journal to commemorate the day.
Get out the candles and a warm quilt for watching TV. (Of course don’t ever leave a lit candle burning when you leave the room. Maybe use battery operated candles if you have them.)
If you prefer an oil diffuser, add a special scent for relaxation. It’s all about the ambiance.
Take a nice long bath. That’s also a good time to listen to music.
Order in your favorite food. And don’t just eat it in the foam container. Arrange your meal on a pretty plate and use a cloth napkin.
Open Up Your Favorite Wine:
If you’re a wine drinker, pour yourself a glass of wine. Or mix your favorite evening cocktail.
If you can afford to, a little retail therapy might be fun. Shop at your favorite online store. Sometimes I like to fill my online Cart. But I don’t necessarily have to buy everything I put in it.
If you have a pet, cuddle with them while you’re binging all those TV shows. Fix your favorite snack to munch on while you watch.
Think Of Others Too:
And after you’ve taken care of your own needs, you might think about others. Call someone that you know is having a rough time or is lonely. The sound of your voice is so much better than a text message.
Maybe this would be a good time to arrange to send money to your favorite charity. That’s a feel good gift for yourself and the recipient.
There’s always a dog or cat out there needing a home and some love.
If you don’t already have a pet, is your heart big enough to adopt one? The love they give back will be so worth it.
Give it some thought and if you’re ready, this would be a good time to bring a furry one home. He or she will be a gift that keeps on giving.
The point is to make this day a truly special one, doing what you love and indulging yourself.
Do It For Your Mental Health:
Your mental health has probably taken a blow from a year of COVID-19 and all the restrictions. But being at home alone does not mean that you have to be deprived of niceties and indulgences.
Make your surroundings pleasing. A cozy home is just what everyone needs during this pandemic.
Self-love is so important.