Regardless of your relationship status, self-care in the times we’re in is important now more than ever. If you’re reading this and you’re single, don’t let the fact that you don’t have a date stop you from treating and rejuvenating yourself. Take the night before and the day of Valentine’s Day to revitalize and primp yourself so that you not only look good but you feel good as well.
I’ve come up with a list of self-care activities that you can try in preparation for Valentine’s Day.
- Get your nails done
- The ambience and tranquility of certain nail shops can make getting your nails done very therapeutic. Some nail shops will even give you tea and hot towels.
- Get your hair done
- Sometimes it can be frustrating sitting in the salon chair all day, but you have to think of it as time where you don’t have to do anything or worry about anything. Put your headphones on or take a nap and enjoy the free time you have.
- Plan a trip to the spa
- There are day spas and there are medical spas. Day spas focus more on pampering while medical grade spas focus more on skincare treatments and usually are owned by licensed MDs. Either way, they both specialize in beauty and self-care. I visit my esthetician monthly and always look forward to it.
- Whether it’s for 10 minutes or two hours, exercising releases endorphins and makes you feel accomplished. It’s a great start or end to your day. My recommendation for Valentine’s Day is to work out early in the morning to set the tone for the rest of your day.
- Make a playlist full of love songs
- You don’t have to be in love to be in the mood for love songs. Single or taken, music is always the answer.
- Find a movie to watch
- Who doesn’t love a good love story? If you’re a sappy like me, my personal favorites are: Titanic, Love Jones, Southside With You, and Love & Basketball.
- This only applies to the people that are single and looking for someone to spend next Valentine’s Day with. Take the day to manifest the type of person you want.
- Be specific and don’t hold back. It may be awkward, but speaking and writing things into existence really works! You have to exude the energy you want to attract.
Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
By Kayla Crittle, University of Kentucky Alumni