When you’re single Valentine’s Day can seem like the worst day of the year. But it’s all about perspective! Instead of mourning the fact that you’re single for one day of the year, celebrate your independence! Love comes in so many different forms. Spend the day with your family, best friends, or just indulging in loving yourself. You save money from not having to buy your boyfriend an overpriced gift so spend it on yourself or treating friends to a night out (cosmos on you!). Or plan a mini spa night where you sit back, chill out, do a mani pedi, maybe even bake a few cookies! We’ve all been conditioned to believe that we should be depressed if we’re alone on valentines day. In the movies, the female star sits alone in her room, eating out of a tub of Hagan Dazs, sobbing about how alone she is. Just because we see this in the movies, doesn’t mean we have to feel that way too!
Have a Sex and the City Marathon
Invite over your bet girlies and watch a marathon of your favorite sex and the city episodes. Sip on some cosmos and channel your inner Bradshaw! Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda always proved that single gals can have fun too!
Head out for the Night
If you’re not quite in the mood to hit the bars, but don’t want to hide yourself inside your house check out a V.I.P movie theatre. It’s a 19+ area in your regular movie theatre that features super comfy leather seats, reserved seating, a bar, special gourmet theatre snacks (think steak nachos, paninis, etc), and waiters who come to take your order at your seat. Now that is watching a movie in style!
I know blasting a little music always gets me smiling. Check out these songs:
This is a classic 90s songs. Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women.”
Sara Bareilles is always good for an “I am woman hear me roar” song. I’ve posted her song “King of Anything” before. Here’s her song “fairytale.”
Katy Perry’s “Firework” is another feel good, love yourself song.
Finally, I know some of you may be going through breakups right now, and Valentine’s Day can be hard. I love the song “Crushed and Created” by Caitlyn Smith. It has definitely played on my iPod before, and it always makes me smile.
Do you have any favourite independent women songs?