The topic of discussing this week seems to be the impending holiday, Valentine’s Day. I’m not really sure why, but this holiday really brings out some strong feelings in most people.
In the most recent episode of the Financial Conversation podcast, we were actually quite divided on our feeling about this holiday.
Even though I’m decidedly single, I don’t HATE Valentine’s Day. But rest assured, I don’t love the holiday either. I don’t really have any set plans for celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, but I know that many of you who are in relationships do.
One question I do have is why those of us who are single don’t put more effort into celebrating Valentine’s Day? Instead of showing our love and appreciation for a partner, we could instead put a little extra effort into showing ourselves some love on this holiday. After all, most of us don’t take the time to show ourselves love very often.
Here are some ideas for how single people can show themselves love on Valentine’s Day this year.
Small Acts of Self-Love
I’m honestly a big believer in using small things to show love for my friends, my family, and myself. When my budget coach told me I needed to come up with some small ways to “treat myself” for my financial wins I decided on these 7 things, which would also make great ways to show self-love on Valentine’s Day:
- Treat yourself to a pedicure at home. I don’t know about you, but I really love having a fresh coat of polish on my toenails. Sadly, I don’t take the time to do this very often.
- Spend 20-30 minutes exercising. I enjoy my exercise routine, but when I get busy this is the first thing to go. Taking some time away from my computer to exercise may not sound fun, but it really helps me to de-stress.
- Spend 20-30 minutes cleaning, organizing, or decluttering my home. Likewise, getting things organized, cleaned up, etc. really makes me feel better and less stressed.
- Purchase fresh flowers to brighten up your home. I’m not advocating for buying a $50 bouquet every week, but it’s ok to spend a few dollars on fresh flowers now and then if you enjoy them.
- Spend 10 minutes coloring in an adult coloring book. These have really taken the world by storm and I’ve jumped on the bandwagon too. 🙂
- Consider what is beautiful, useful, and enjoyable to you. Spend 20 minutes seeking out things that don’t fit these categories and rid yourself of their presence.
- Spend 20-30 minutes reads a book for enjoyment, not for work or research.
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day. Taking some time to show yourself love may be the best thing you can do on Valentine’s Day. After all, you are your own biggest asset.
Will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day?