Although I donât like to recommend people to skip Valentineâs Day, I do realise many of us are not going to celebrate the day of love this year.
Gone are the days of celebrating Valentineâs Day with sweethearts, or even celebrating this holiday at all.
Itâs an ordinary day when you can accomplish many important tasks, have a spa day at home or simply watch your favourite shows. If you have a few friends who also want to skip Valentineâs Day, you can have lots of fun together.
Check out a few unusual ways to skip Valentineâs Day and pick your favourite one.
First of all, switch off your phone and avoid social media. I donât recommend watching TV as well. The thing is, Valentineâs Day is highly overrated and commercialised these days. Save your money, your nerves and your time on February 14.
Itâs a good idea to have some time without anyone disturbing you. Last year my sister decided to skip Valentineâs Day. She had a happy day until her toxic friend called her and told her about her romantic dinner and details about her romantic night and then she said sheâs so sorry that my sisterâs so lonely on Valentineâs Day.
In fact, my sister didnât feel lonely and she really enjoyed her day, but that phone call spoiled the whole evening. Donât let anyone hurt your feelings, switch off your phone and enjoy the day of love to the fullest! Donât forget to invite your single friends, if they want to skip Valentineâs Day as well.
2. Start learning a new language
One of the most useful yet unusual ways to spend Valentineâs Day is to start learning a new language.
Yes, spending the whole day in front of your laptop or TV is a tempting idea, but why not do something more useful. People who know and speak at least two foreign languages are well-rounded. They have more opportunities to travel, make more new friends and understand other people and their cultures, because when you learn a new language, you learn a new culture.
3. Watch some travel shows
Whether you are a travel junkie or just want to know more about other countries in the world, spend your day watching some travel shows.
You will learn many interesting, useful and surprising facts while relaxing at home. One of the things I love about travel shows is that they show us how people live around the world, what they eat, their hobbies and their traditions.
It can help you realise how happy and lucky you are to live in your country, or maybe you will choose a place you want to visit or move to.
4. Read an inspirational book
If you are fond of reading, this may be a good way to skip Valentineâs Day. I donât recommend reading romance books. Look for some inspirational books like the Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn. I believe in the power of books. I believe that they can change our lives.
Sure, one book wonât make you happier and more successful, but you can learn some useful things from inspirational books and make some changes in your life.
5. Cook your favourite meals
Do you remember the last time you cooked your favourite meals? Valentineâs Day is the perfect time to treat yourself to something delicious. Spend your day cooking your favourite and new meals and then enjoy them while watching a travel show or reading a book. Donât be afraid of calories. You can burn them off the next day.
6. Play with your pet
Your pet wonât tell you how lonely you are on Valentineâs Day and he doesnât care that you donât have money for expensive gifts. Your little friend will help you forget about this day and will teach you how to love unconditionally.
We live in a world where money is a must-have if you want to have many friends or even a partner. My co-worker gives her hard-earned money to her boyfriend every month, otherwise he will leave her. I donât understand her and I donât understand this type of love. I think itâs better to be alone or with a pet on Valentineâs Day than with a partner who doesnât love you if you have no money.
7. De-clutter your home and life
Valentineâs Day is also a great time to de-clutter your home and entire life. Not only will you forget about the day of love, you will clean your home, clear your mind and find out what you really want to do in life. Instead of moaning about your loneliness, do something useful to improve your life.
8. Do some crazy things
If you have nothing to do on Valentineâs Day, why not do some crazy things? Dancing to music, experimenting with makeup and clothing, painting, singing, jumping and moving around all the furniture in your house (if itâs not too heavy) are all fun options to consider. Laugh and smile as more as you can to feel better, look gorgeous and live longer.
So, there you have it! Some of the best ways to skip Valentineâs Day. There are many other ways to do it, so feel free to share your ideas with us.
Remember, you live once, so donât spend any second moaning about a boring, lonely life. Valentineâs Day reminds all the single people that they are lonely, but itâs easy to skip this reminder and have some fun while others have romantic dinners.â womanitely.com.