you are single by choice or circumstance, or just
apart from your loved one for some reason, you have
the choice of how to spend Valentine’s Day; you
can mope about being alone, or you can celebrate
it in your own way.
alone and looking after yourself are not always
things we aim for in modern society, but they are
worthwhile pastimes and can be enjoyed!
not try some of the following treats this Valentine’s
Day, or any other day for that matter, and see how
good you can feel without a partner!
together a group of friends and a bottle of wine
to watch a favourite video/DVD or two or play a
game (something like Scruples or Battle of the Sexes is good fun!)
a long soak in a bath – add some essential oils
or nice bath products, burn a candle, play some
relaxing music and maybe read a book. Don’t forget
to take the phone off the hook first!
yourself a manicure or pedicure – or treat yourself
to a professional one or a massage.
a pamper night with some friends – massage each
other’s feet, put on facial masques, paint nails,
whatever you like.
take away from your favourite cuisine and enjoy
it! Don’t limit yourself to one dish; you can always
enjoy the left overs tomorrow!
dinner in your favourite restaurant. It is an experience
to eat alone, but if you don’t feel up to that,
go with a friend, your Mum or a group.
some take away on a beach or in a park – watch the
sunset and listen to the waves lapping or the birds
an early night and curl up in bed with a favourite
yourself something you have been waiting for – jewellery,
new game or software, a painting, CD, whatever.
something nice all day – if you can’t dress up,
you can still add your favourite perfume/after shave,
nice lingerie, a favourite shirt or your dress watch.
Valentine’s cards or flowers to other single people
you know to make their day a bit special, too.
yourself to a glass of wine, spirits or beer and
the night catching up on emails or letters you’ve
meaning to write to old friends.
yourself and/or a friend to see a movie, perhaps
go to a different cinema to usual for a change.
up a spectacular meal or treat just for the fun
of cooking it.
something artistic – draw, paint, sew, woodwork,
carve, scrapbook, write, whatever takes your fancy
even if you don’t think you’re any good at it –
just have fun trying!
yourself a mini holiday – don’t do any housework
or other dreaded chores for the day.
Tash Hughes is a Mum of two in Melbourne. She is also a writer and owner
of Word Constructions. Tash is available to write articles and profiles for any
business, as well as doing other business documentation projects. You can see
her site and services at www.wordconstructions.com
funky gift suits many age groups and relationships, and can
be shared by the family!