How to Be Your Own Valentine

Not everyone is spending Valentine’s Day with a significant other. This day of love can feel very lonely and overwhelming if you’re single.

This holiday is all about love, and that includes self-love. Spend this Valentine’s day making it all about you and practice some self-care for a full “you” day.

Take an Insta-break

Whether you’re feeling lonely or not, being single on Valentine’s Day can leave us all feeling down. This is why taking a 24 hour Instagram break is key in your self-care day.

“Don’t spend too long on social media if images of romantic Valentine’s Day gifts and pictures is going to haunt you, said Keisha Blair, author of “Holistic Wealth: 32 Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness.

As we scroll through Instagram, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others, and on Valentine’s Day, this could very easily sour your day. Delete the app for the day and watch any social media anxiety melt away.

Eat Up!

Fancy dinners and tons of candy are synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Having a nice dinner is something you would think to do for your partner, and if you’re alone you should indulge in this activity even more!

Take advantage of all the candy sales and pick up some candy to satisfy that Valentine’s Day sweet tooth.

Order yourself your favorite meal and have your own date night, and the best part is, you won’t have to share.

Splurge on Yourself

Getting your significant other the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a lot of pressure and not to mention, probably pricy. Spend the big bucks on yourself and get yourself that dress, palette, or piece of jewelry you were dying for.

There’s nothing like the pride in knowing that you don’t need anyone else to get you what you want, and this day is the perfect excuse to do that.

Sexy Time

If you’re alone on this holiday, this is the perfect time to practice some private self-care. The stigma around female masturbation has been around for years, but it’s time to let go.

Bellesa Boutique is the perfect place to find sex toys, podcasts and blogs all focusing on self-pleasure. Bellesa has gotten the seal of approval from Hollywood’s sexiest stars, including Cardi B. You can also find tons of V-Day deals on the company’s website.

Valentine’s Day is a great day to get sexy with yourself. Explore your body and get to learn what you really like in the bedroom.

Virtual Get Together

This self-care day can also include a check in with your friends.

Round up some close friends, coordinate your schedules and hop on Zoom or FaceTime for a virtual “Singles Only” Valentine’s Day party. Drink some festive cocktails together and enjoy each other’s company on a day where you probably wouldn’t.

Spending this time together will keep you occupied, entertained and is great for those who feel extra lonely on this day.

Write Yourself a Letter

When we said make this day a self-love day we meant it! How much more self-love can you get than writing yourself a love letter.

While this may sound like a vain, self-indulging activity, who cares? This is a great way to get in tune with the relationship you have with yourself.

Licensed psychotherapist Markesha Miller recommended write yourself a love letter to Cosmopolitan.

“Celebrate you and the progress you have continued to make in your life,” she said. “Talk about the future that you anticipate for yourself. This is the perfect time to fall in love with yourself.”

How are you going to be spending your Valentine’s Day? Drop a comment below and let us know.

Be sure to check out our latest article on The Best Foods to Incorporate in the Bedroom This Valentine’s Day.

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