How To Have The Ultimate 'You' Day On Singles Awareness Day

February 15. It's gonna be lit.

Valentine's Day is nice and all, but for the single people out there, it can get a bit annoying — all the couple-centric advertising and cards, all the romantic date night plans, and all that imagery of love only focused on significant others. 

But February is a month about so much more than coupledom. For all you single people out there living life to the fullest, loving independence and singleton-ness, Singles Awareness Day on Feb. 15, is just for you. On this day, celebrate the most important relationship you'll ever have — the relationship you have with your self. It's a day to indulge in some self-care and love.

In case you're not sure how to make this the ultimate "you" day, we've done the work for you. From morning to night, follow this guide to really treat yo'self. Do it on the 15th if you can take the day off of work. If not, indulge yourself on a day during the following weekend. 


Wake up early.

There is no time to waste. Every moment counts on a day when you are celebrating yourself. Wake up early, and look out your window, and just sigh to yourself, knowing what a beauty it is to be on your own schedule and nobody else's. Life is good. 

Have a delicious breakfast, followed by a meditation.

Instead of your usual coffee and piece of toast, take some time and prepare one of your favorite weekend breakfasts. Think omelettes and pancakes. The best part? No compromises have to be made on what kind of food you'll be having — the choice is all yours.

After breakfast, re-center yourself with a meditation. It will help put your mind at ease, and enable you to really focus inward, and have some time for mindful self- appreciation and reflection. Think about the many accomplishments you've made, some of which may not have been possible had you been tied down by another person. 

Write a love letter to yourself.

Building on your inner reflection from meditating, put pen to paper and make a list of all of the things you're proud of. Write whatever comes to your mind, whether it's your goals, accomplishments, or just things that make you feel good. Having a list of the good things you've done is always a good way to build up the self. 

Go on a lunch date with other single pals who are also celebrating their singleness.

Going out to lunch is always nice, but on Singles Awareness Day make it a purposeful date of celebration of your singleness with your other single friends. 

Have your own "spa day" at home.

 It can be a DIY manicure and pedicure, a face mask, or a leisurely soak in the tub. 

Do something you've always wanted to do.

Going along with the theme of mindfulness and self-focus, use this day to really think about anything you've been wanting to do but have been putting it off. Whether it's learning an instrument, cooking a particular dish, or taking a dance class, use the time to actually take action by signing up for that first class. 

Send cards to all of your single friends, 'cuz this day's about them, too.

This day is all about you, but it's also about your single friends. Let them know how awesome they are by sending them letters, chocolates and flowers. Tokens of love aren't just for romantic couples after all. They should be shared between friends who like to show appreciation for one another. 

Make something fancy for dinner.

Because why not? Treat yo'self. If cooking's not your thing, order in. What the hell, eat it in bed. 

Relax with a good book or movie, then settle in early.

It's been a long day of self-care and love. Turn off your phone, put on your jammies and get in bed with a book or movie, and reflect on the events of the day. Ah, to be single. The good life. 

Cover image via Syda Productions I Shutterstock


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