If You're Single, Practice Self-Care On Valentine's Day Instead Of Moping About It

If You're Single, Practice Self-Care On Valentine's Day Instead Of Moping About It

Why would you mope around about the fact that there has literally been a day designed to remind people they love each other?
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Valentine's Day. Some people love it and other people hate it. But why? If you're hating the holiday just because you're single and can't go out and "celebrate loving your significant other," then you've got it all wrong.

If couples need a holiday to remind them that they love each other, they have another issue entirely. The concept of Valentine's Day in and of itself is an odd one.

Why would you mope around about the fact that there has literally been a day designed to remind people they love each other?

Nonetheless, though, Valentine's Day exists, and with that, people are going to be celebrating, so instead of celebrating your love for someone else, celebrate your love for yourself.

Instead of going out, seeing all of the couples around at the booths, why not stay in, order a pizza and watch your favorite show on Netflix for the evening?

You are important and if you're not going to partake in the romance-fest that is Valentine's Day, then you should at least celebrate yourself.

We live in an everchanging and forward motion society. Setting aside time to specifically care for yourself is so important, and if V-Day happens to be that day for you, then great!

Why not even stop by the convenience store and buy chocolates for yourself just because?

The best part of practicing self-care on Valentine's Day? You get to eat, binge-watch Netflix in your pajamas and not have to be social--does it get better than that?

Valentine's Day can make people feel like a failure or an outcast at times when their social media feed is filled with the "happy" couples celebrating, but don't think twice about it.

In fact, unplug from social media for the night if you have to so that you can fully focus on yourself.

Being single on Valentine's Day isn't a crime or something to be upset over. In fact, be happy that you can save money and just focus on what you want to do and focus on yourself.

It's ridiculous that society says you have to have a date with someone on Valentine's Day because the truth is, you don't.

Schedule a date with yourself instead of someone else this year.

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To The Girl ‘Falls In Love Too Fast,’ Nothing Is Wrong With You, You Just Know What You Want

If it were as easy for everyone else, life would be a little less unfair.

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You meet someone, and suddenly you fall in love, and they are the one. You have felt this way many times, about many different people, and you will never understand why. You will never know why you imagine a life together in your head when you have only known each other for a couple of weeks and have been on maybe four dates. It is hard because you've heard too many people make fun of those women, the ones that fall in love too fast. People say that they are easy, that they are crazy, that they do not know what love is.

But you know what love is, right? Just because you fall faster than most doesn't mean you are weird, right? It has never been explained to you, and it definitely should have been, but what you need to know is that you are not alone.

There are other women on this earth—heck, there are millions of women on this earth—that feel emotions as strongly as you do.

Once you feel a connection, you run with it; you grab onto it with both hands, and you don't let it go because how can you let a good thing like that slip through your fingers? Why would you pass up any chance to find love?

You are the girl who gets too attached, you are the girl who falls too quickly, you are the girl who loves too hard, and it is bizarre. Not to you, of course, never to you, this is how you have always been.

But to others…

You see the way they look at you, and you know better than to say the L word sooner than is socially acceptable because you have learned. It does not matter how strongly you might feel it, you know what people will say.

It has ruined you because, according to the world, there is a time limit on love.

They treat love as if it is a grenade; if it is handled wrong, it can blow up in your face, if it is set off too quickly, it will never be effective.

They think love is a war and dating is the battlefield, and you are their enemy. As if love is something to be measured in time and in victories.

You know better.

You have learned that who you make people uncomfortable, and you have taught yourself to hide this basic, primal, essential part of you, and that isn't fair at all.

But love for you is easy, and maybe if it were as easy for everyone else, life would be a little less unfair.

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7 Autumn Things You Should Do Before Cuffing Season, Whether You're Cuffed Or Not

News flash: You don't need to have a boyfriend to go hard at the pumpkin patch.

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Welcome to the best part of the year! From now until the end of December, may all your days be filled with pumpkin patches, haunted houses, Christmas lights and festive movies.

If you know me at all, you know I go hard during the holidays. The thing I never understand is when people think they can't do cute, fun fall things because they're not in a relationship. Whoever came up with that mentality, you're canceled.

Life is way too short. Are you really going to miss out on doing fun things because you don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend to do them with? No.

Here are some cute and fun fall things you should do this year, whether you're single or in a relationship:

1. Go to the pumpkin patch

Grab some girlfriends, go to a pumpkin patch and take cute pictures. You don't need a boyfriend to take pictures with. Girls know how to pose better anyway, and they won't complain about how many pictures you want to take.

Keep that Instagram aesthetic up, baby.

2. Paint pumpkins

After you come home from the pumpkin patch, grab your friends or younger siblings and paint those pumpkins! It's way less messy than carving, and it's easier. Plus, there are a lot of opportunities to get creative.

They also last longer without rotting that way.

3. Three words: Target's dollar section

If you've never been to the Target dollar section, it is the closest you'll get to heaven before dying. It's the fastest — and cheapest — way to decorate your house or dorm for any holiday. Grab your roommates and ball out. #spookyszn.

4. Watch childhood Halloween movies

I'm talking "Halloweentown," "Twitches," "Hocus Pocus" — all the good stuff. While you're watching, make sure to make those cookies with the pumpkins and ghosts on them. (You know the ones I'm talking about.)

5. Bake with your family

If you go home for Thanksgiving, really cherish that time with them. They miss you! Make old family recipes and listen to their childhood stories.

6. Sweater shopping

Did I feel it drop below 80 degrees? Bust out the sweaters.

We love good fall fashion. And if you go sweater shopping with your friends, you won't even have to convince them to tag along. Break the bank and pick out some cozy sweaters for each other.

7. Go to a haunted house

You're really going to tell me that you're not going to go to a haunted house because you don't have a boy's hand to hold?

Not only do your friends have hands, but so do you. Hold each other's hands and embrace the high-pitched screams. Go through that haunted house like a champ! (Or, if you're really too scared, dress like a boy. They'll scare you less.)

All jokes aside, whether you're single or in a relationship, that's good for you. Just don't let these times pass you by. You won't get these days back.

It's the best time of the year, so enjoy it with the people around you!

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