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How To Be Single & Not Hate Valentine's Day

Updated: Jan 26, 2022

First of all, let's redefine what Valentines Day means to YOU. It originated as a Christian feast day honouring the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. In modern day tradition, it’s a day for lovers to express their affection for one another through cards and gifts. In kindergarten, it was a way to send an anonymous and cheesy Valentine’s greeting to that classmate you were crushing on and commercially, it’s a day to encourage millions of dollars in sales around the world.

The point is, the meaning of Valentine’s day and how we celebrate it, has changed over the years, which means you can choose to celebrate Valentine's day how YOU wish. It doesn’t have to be about romantic love. It can be about honouring the love you share with family, friends, colleagues and even spreading the love to total strangers.

With that being said, here are some ways to make the modern day version of Valentine’s day more joyful…

Take yourself on a date

When is the last time you showed yourself a little appreciation? Why not pamper yourself by making it a day full of all the things you love. Start off by making a list of all your favourite things. Once you have that list, pick a few items on it and design the perfect day for YOU. Maybe it’s sleeping in, making yourself an amazing brunch, going on a beautiful hike, getting a massage after your hike, treating yourself to your favourite takeout dinner and then ending the night curled up in bed while watching your favourite movie, or show. Don’t wait for someone else to show you love, show yourself some love. This new tradition will have you looking forward to Valentine’s day in no time.