In the right hands, with the right attitude, Valentine’s Day can be one of the best days for treating yourself, sans guilt. Seriously! Why not take the day to focus on feeling loved and amazing — and to splurge on yourself a little, too, while you’re at it? Shift your perspective and hone in on that self-love feeling.
Things to Do If You’re Single on Valentine’s Day
Hit the spa.
Couples massages are awkward anyway, right? Take advantage of this solo time for you and your muscles; relieve stress and tension and get a soothing, blissful massage from the hands of a professional. You’ll be on cloud nine before you can say, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
Write yourself a love note.
OK, you don’t need to butter yourself up (it’s not like you need to ask to take yourself out on a date), but positive affirmations have lots of benefits, including relieving stress. This practice in self-love will boost your mood, instill a better sense of confidence, and leave you with a glow like no other.
Sweat it out.
When it comes to showing yourself some love, a sweat sesh is in order. Work up a fiery sweat in the gym while you improve your overall health and well-being, reduce stress, and work on that bod.
Bring treats to your girlfriends or to the office.
Sometimes the best way to feel empowered is to do something nice for other people. Bake some cookies or rice cereal squares with cheeky Valentine messages, and get ready for some laughs.
Pack Abreva in your bag.
Clearing up a cold sore is a sure-fire way to feel empowered. Of all the over-the-counter cold sore products, only Abreva is able to shorten the healing time of cold sores1. Abreva starts working immediately2, and you can get rid of your cold sore in just two and a half days3.
1When used at the first sign
2Based on laboratory studies
3When used at the first sign, median healing time is 4.1 days, 25% of users healed in 2.5 days.