Happy Singles Awareness Day! 3 Ways To Be Your Own Valentine

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Love, Self

Don't feel alone on Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day is the “official” day of love and romance. It’s the day that women are supposed to be adored by their man with gifts of flowers, chocolate, and a prix fix menu at a fancy (meaning expensive) restaurant.

Unless you’re single on Valentine's Day. And then you get nothing. Hello, Singles Awareness Day.

The greatest challenge with the holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, is the expectations that are placed on these days, especially with regards to romance. Many single people feel like the marketing during this time is almost mocking the fact that you’re not in a relationship — hence the nickname, Singles Awareness Day.

But just because you’re currently sans a man, who says you can’t still be adored with love and romance? 

That's right, being single on Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a bad thing.

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Here are 3 ways to still have a fabulous February 14th despite being single on Valentine's Day:

1. Don't wait for a man to romance you — romance yourself!

My friend, Grace, loves to buy flowers and chocolate for herself on Valentine’s Day, even if she’s not single. That way, if her man doesn’t bring her the gifts she “expected,” she’ll never feel disappointed.

Why does a man have to be the one to romance you? You should be romancing yourself, first and foremost! Especially since you know exactly what you like and what you want.

Make a conscious effort to romance yourself with that gorgeous Kate Spade purse you’ve been eyeing, or buy yourself that heart-shaped box of See’s candy and enjoy every single bite!

2. Treat yourself to an indulgent "date night" in.

This is one of my most favorite things to do, especially on a Friday night when I have no energy to leave my couch.

Pick your favorite take-out restaurant, and have a meal delivered. Pick out your favorite comedy movie to watch (put back “The Notebook!”), and pour yourself a decadent glass of wine to enjoy. Wrap up the night with an amazing candle-lit bubble bath, while listening to relaxation music.

You'll feel pampered and cherished, all thanks to a little self-care and self-love.

3. Have a fabulous night out on the town.

Call up your girls and head to your favorite spot out on the town. Enjoy the love that they bring to you and your life every single day.

Make your outing extra special by bringing each of them a rose or a small box of chocolate. Laugh until you cry, and you will go home feeling adored and re-energized enough make it through the rest of the week.

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These practices should be something you do all the time. Loving and adoring yourself takes the pressure off needing others to do it for you.

And, don't forget to keep your eyes on the prize. Don’t let yourself go down the path of fear, doubt, and worry.

Your Soulmate is on his or her way to you now. Keep repeating that as a mantra, and watch as it all unfolds! 

Kelly Ann Garnett is a Certified Love Attraction Coach, Certified Life Coach, spiritual psychologist, and educator who understands the deep desire and longing for a Soulmate. Visit her website to download her free eBook, The One Simple Secret to Attracting Your Soulmate Now, and to sign up for a free coaching session.

This article was originally published at Kelly Ann Garnett. Reprinted with permission from the author.