SINGLE GIRL'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING VALENTINE’S DAY
Although I’m not single, sometimes I wish I were - jokes people - but when I was, Valentine’s Day was the day I stayed off social and in my feelings because everybody was so “in love” and my timelines are just one continuous loop of mush, lavish gifts, proposals and flowers. GAG. I’ve learned that I am my best company and my number lover so I celebrate love for myself on today. So here’s a quick guide to surviving all the mush on V-Day!
1. BREAK UP WITH SOCIAL
Give social a break today and live IRL. You already know what's gonna be on there today so spare yourself and push pause on IG, Facebook and Snap Chat. If we're being honest, it's probably not safe to go back on there until Monday. Do the best you can!
2. TELL YOU FRIENDS + FAMILY YOU LOVE THEM
If you have their number, call or text those friends and family you really value and love. Don't be whack and cut and paste something generic but if you do use their name. You never really know how someone's day is going and that personalization can brighten them up.
I like to show and tell my love especially to my family. Thankfully I still have my both of my maternal grandparents so they get a lot of love from me this week. Bill and Reola both have sweet tooth’s so every year I’ll send them the dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements. 1 box each so they don’t have to share - I’ve learned my lesson with them. They need their own!
3. TREAT YO SELF
Treat yourself to all the things you wish a boo would do! Set the mood and a have a romantic night in! Get yourself dinner from your favorite restaurant, buy yourself that cute teddy bear and chocolate, draw a bath and use the good soap and oils. Listen, if you can't take yourself out on the best date ever how do you expect someone else to?
I love me some "me time", pizza and chocolate so I gather all of my favorite things to eat and treat myself to little gifts like a new lipstick or face mask and setup shop on the couch or in bed and just indulge. It's the best!
4. "A SIP"
Pop open that favorite bottle of wine or liquor, because you grown or whatever, and live your best life on today! While you sip think about all the positive things you've got going on and cheers to yourself and self love! Don't forget to pop a Tylenol and drink plenty of water before you sleep because there's no time for hangovers and you've got work tomorrow!
5. BINGE WATCH
Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, HBO GO . . . Find a good show on one of the accounts you actually have the password for, turn your phone over and binge on a new or old show. Lately, Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been keeping me young with laughter because the show is HILARIOUS! What are you watching these days?
6. DON’T TEXT YOUR EX
F him or her! I know today may bring up old memories and you may or may not have a secret account and follow them but leave that alone! Briefly reflect on the memory but don’t act on any immediate feelings and reach out. I promise the moment will pass by morning and you'll be glad you didn't.