All By Your Pathetic Self? These Ideas Will Get You Through Valentine's Day
In society today Valentine's Day is all about spending time with loved ones.
But sometimes, whether it's geographically or because you're just plain weird, we don't have someone to celebrate.
So how do you navigate the holiday of anti-loneliness alone?
Do activities for yourself that benefit you intellectually, physically and emotionally.
Try the ones below on Valentine's Day!
1. Babysit For a Couple
OK, so you may have to interact with a sappy couple going out for a romantic dinner, but for the rest of the night you can hang out with kids who think V-Day is just as gross as you do!
Children are the perfect distraction for a lonely heart, they're all about having fun!
Also, you'll be doing something nice for someone you care about.
Oh! And you'll have a prime excuse to avoid any singles dances.
2. Pick up a shift at work
Making money is never a bad thing. Cover for somebody or help out during Valentine's Day chaos.
It may not be the most fun thing in the world, but at least you can profit off of everyone else's happiness.
3. Throw a party
Sure, you're all alone, but you have the power to change that.
Invite people over, whether it's coworkers, friends of a friend, your neighbors, or other couples for a night of games and company.
This year Valentine's Day falls on Wednesday, but don't act like no one has every had a drink or two on a weekday. Or don't drink!
The pros are that you won't spend the day alone and you will be distracted from the fact that you don't have a significant other.
At least, that's the plan.
4. Work on a Project
That project you have been putting off? Do it. There are no more excuses, get it done.
On the day that you will have no distractions or want of distractions, be productive and get to work!
5. Go to the gym
On a day when it seems that everyone more attractive than you seems to be happier than you, there is one solution: change everything about your physical appearance.
No, but really, all jokes aside, take the day to be productive and help out your mental and physical well being.
Make a screamo playlist and work on anything you want to change at the gym. Some people forget the potential power of their body when chocolate is nearby.
6. Clean your room
In the same artery (get it, because its Valentines Day?) as No. 5, clean the area you spend your miserable life in. Maybe it won't be so miserable after it's clean.
Here's a pro tip, according to the Konmari method, instead of cleaning your room as a whole, go by category. First clothes, then trash, so on and so forth.
Go on a day trip somewhere where you've never been. If you have the time, make others jealous with the luxury of independence.
Leave when you want, eat what you want, do what you want. Act on your curiosity and take pictures!
If you think safety is an issue, ask around to see if anyone else is as pathetic as you and invite them along.
Go to the nearest city, the closest mountain, that restaurant you've always wanted to go, anything to distract yourself!