Okay, admit it. There was a time when you looked forward to Valentine's Day. Remember the fun in kindergarten when you glued those red hearts onto doilies and wrote silly little poems that your parents and teachers just loved? You were happy, no doubt about it. Do you remember the cards you received back then? How many you got and who sent them? Probably not. Those were the years before that kind of stuff meant just how pretty and popular you were. Come on now, can a piece of paper, a box of candy, or a bunch of flowers determine if you're a hottie?
We understand that the headlines, billboards, and advertisements shout how great this holiday is if you have a boyfriend. But if you don't, don't despair. You've got plenty of company. We have some Valentine's Day ideas about how you can spend February 14, without finding the time to wallow about being left out of the hype. Look in the mirror and see yourself as we see you: creative, funny, bright, and beautiful. Then pick out the suggestions that sound like you!
Valentine's Day Ideas—Celebrate yourself. There are many wonderful unique qualities you bring to the world. Write down five things that you LOVE about yourself. If you don't acknowledge them, how can you expect anyone else to?
Valentine's Day Ideas—Do something to make you feel good. Take a long bubble bath. Try a glorious new hair product like Herbal Essence. Buy a new lipstick. Give yourself a pedicure. Show yourself how much you value you.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Friends are one of life's greatest gifts. Let yours know how much you care about them. Invite a few over and rent an old sappy movie like Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink. Provide the Kleenex...and the chocolate kisses.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Do something for someone else. Volunteer your time at an animal shelter. Send your grandma a loving email. Bring in your neighbor's trashcan. Reach out to help others, and enjoy the gift of being a compassionate, generous person.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Buy that new CD, DVD, or video game you've wanted now...and give it to someone who really deserves it: you!
Valentine's Day Ideas—Put a smile on your face and laugh. Recent research has shown that laughing provides a boatload of emotional and physical benefits. You can change your thought process and replace it with its opposite. There are plenty of websites and TV shows to help you begin.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Ask your parents about their favorite Valentine's Day. We bet it wasn't in middle school.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Take care of your heart. Since this is the holiday of hearts, why not be good to yours and exercise it! Go to the gym, take a jog, or shoot some hoops. Get moving and let nature's natural mood elevator, endorphins, kick in and raise your spirits.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Think about your inner beauty. Read a book to nourish your soul. We all spend way too much time worrying about what our outside looks like when our real beauty radiates form within.
Valentine's Day Ideas—Tell someone that you love them.
Love yourself 24/7.