What if you are like many who are dating — without a regular sweetie with whom to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Perhaps you’ve been dating around, but there’s no one who it makes sense to get all lovey dovey with on this, the snuggle fest of holidays.
So what’s a gal to do? How about treating yourself as your valentine? What can you do to make yourself feel loved? What do you like to do that you don’t do very often? Common activities that women mention are draw a warm bath, play favorite music, light candles and relax. Or order take out, get in your jammies early and snuggle down with a DVD. Or turn up the stereo and dance to your favorite music.
Some women take themselves out for the day or evening, but not to places frequented by couples. Is there a new exhibit at the museum you’ve wanted to see? Been wanting to luxuriate with a massage? Haven’t had a facial or pedicure in a while?
Valentine’s Day is the day to remind yourself what a terrific catch you are. Make a list of all the things you love and appreciate about you. It’s easy to focus on what we don’t like about ourselves. But this is the day to be your own valentine. Write yourself a poem. Put on fresh sheets. Buy your favorite flowers. Fix your favorite meal.
I find this is also a great time to let others I appreciate know I care about them. So this week I’ve been sending free virtual bouquets from flowers2mail.com to former beaus who I’m still pals with. It’s been fun to get their positive reaction. I’ve also sent these bouquets to gal pals to tell them I’m glad they’re in my life.
So don’t let it get you down if you don’t have a steady beau in your life to shower you with affection. You already have a steady love — you! Don’t take yourself for granted!