Valentine's Day--one of, if not the, most overrated "holiday" out there. Personally, I'm not a fan of the whole "spend lots of money on this one random day a year just because society says we need to."
I'm more of a fan of curling up by myself and using the day as an excuse for some self-care. Here are 13 ways to celebrate anti-Valentine's Day.
1. Netflix binge-fest
Admit it, there are so many days we'd rather binge watch our favorite show than get up and be an adult. Take advantage of your anti-Valentine's Day celebration and take some time to catch up on your favorite show.
2. Chinese take-out
I mean, do we really need an excuse to eat Chinese food? No. But will we use this day as an excuse to eat Chinese food? Yes.
3. Spending time with your pet
I can't help it if I like my dog more than most (all) people.
4. Taking a night off from schoolwork
Being a college student comes with a lot of studying. Take advantage of the day, and take some time off from the books.
5. Reading a good book
OK, so maybe you can't make yourself stop reading because you do it so much, so instead, curl up with that novel you've been dying to read but has been collecting dust on your side table.
6. Taking a nap
Naps are hard to come by, and when you actually have the time to take one, take advantage of it.
7. Shopping trip for yourself
Are those shoes calling your name? Go get them!
Maybe you don't have time for a nap, that's OK--just sleep in late instead.
9. A "date" with your BFF
Who needs a romantic date when you have a best friend?
10. Reading Odyssey articles
Was this not obvious?
11. Job hunting
Spend your anti-V-Day productively and apply for that job you've been eyeing for weeks!
12. Eating candy you bought for yourself
Who says you need a boyfriend to eat candy?
13. Smiling because you don't have to waste money you don't have on someone else
I mean, does it get better than that?