14 Feb 2015
I have spoken to so many people today that are single. It’s amazing to me this is the first Valentine’s Day in over 20 years that I haven’t had a valentine. I’m single. Weird to say. What is crazy is that today I get to choose to be able to do whatever I want. On a day that most men loathe I’m treating myself to a perfect Valentine’s Day that I love.
What is Valentine’s Day? Have we gotten to a point in our lives and our relationships where we have to celebrate a day to make someone feel truly special and loved. I know the cliché is that, yes we should do this all the time, but that really doesn’t happen does it? This is the day where men can be forgiven for all their sins. Kind of funny, huh? What about you ladies…have you been oh so good?
I believe in love, I have loved, I will love again, but take this years Valentine’s Day and love yourself a little bit more. Regardless if you’re single like me or married or in a “it’s complicated” relationship do something nice for yourself this V-Day. If you do have a partner let them know why you’re doing it for yourself so they can learn more about you and even participate if they like.
Here are 5 things that you can get to this weekend or even today if there’s time to make your Valentine’s Day special for you (and even your partner if they are lucky)!
DO SOMETHING EXTREMELY CRAZY
If you don’t drink often, maybe have a drink. If you love smoking pot but haven’t done so in a long time because your kids are going to smell it in the house, go out on the terrace and smoke a bowl with your loved one. If you have always wanted to bungee jump or skydive pick a time today or tomorrow or even next weekend and go for it. What about the stripper classes with the poles that you’ve always want to try to get your sex up…(“now is best time”! -The King and I) The point is to pick something outlandish, go for it, live it up, and add a dimension to your personality that only could’ve been brought from your new experience.
WALK AROUND NAKED
Technically this could fall under the, do something extremely crazyy category, however I walk around naked often. It’s liberating. It feels good. Spend some time today with yourself or your loved one walking around and just being. Be present. Enjoy your own company. If you’re not comfortable in your own skin get out of your head and accept your body. If you still hate it then start eating better and exercising. Next Valentine’s Day you’ll be strutting your stuff if you stay disciplined.
BREAK A HABIT
Just for the day today break a habit. If you smoke cigarettes don’t smoke for the day. If you are used to eating fish for dinner “cause it’s safe” try the steak. If you compulsively check your mail like me, don’t check it today, in fact wait till after the holiday on Tuesday and check it then. If you have a problem calling your parents back or don’t speak to your parents, break that habit for the day, and give them a call on Valentine’s Day. Wish them a happy Valentine’s Day. Some of these things might just make you feel really good.
TREAT YOURSELF TO…
If you hate getting massages because you have a really hard time letting go and relaxing, push yourself today and let yourself go. In fact bring that mentality in the bedroom and let go even more. Treat yourself to a movie? Maybe you can pick someone up at the 50 Shades of Grey 7pm screening?! Go out a get a cupcake from your favorite spot, and don’t share with anyone. Treat yourself to something out of the ordinary that will make you feel alive and cared for. This will completely translate to your next or current relationship and make you feel better yourself.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
If you’re gonna drink, smoke pot, or do any adventurous activity you need to stay hydrated. I’m going to be sitting in 84° sunny Los Angeles weather soon, sorry East coasters, and I just remembered I need a sip of agua. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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