As February 14th rolls around, it becomes even more apparent as to who’s single. While all the married, engaged, dating, and people who are trying to break out of the friend zone are out buying flowers, chocolates, and anything that’s covered in red and pink, those of us who are single are left out of the mix. That’s why Valentine’s Day is also known as Singles Awareness Day.
It’s a pretty cool day to see other relationships take off, evolve, improve, or keep on keeping on, but it can be a sad day for us single folk, if we become envious of everyone else in a relationship. When Singles Awareness Day, February 14th, rolls around this year, make it your day and enjoy yourself.
Here are some great ways to enjoy yourself if you’re single on Singles Awareness Day:
Take a day outside
Find a new trail to hike or run and get away. There’s a new game I learned called: Mad, Sad, Anxious, Glad. It’s a “game” my friend would use when he worked at a camp to help campers process things and it’s actually super applicable to all of us. Ask yourself repeatedly what you’re mad about, then move on and ask yourself what’s been making you feel sad, then anxious (or stressed), and finally happy. As you go through the whole process you’ll hopefully start to see that the things that might be bumming you out are completely out of your control and that there are a TON of reasons to be happy.
Depending on where you are and how cold it is, you can also do this at the beach, by a lake, while ice fishing, snow shoeing, climbing, or surfing. Just get outside and let nature do its thing with a little help from you.
Sit by a campfire
I am man/woman, hear my roar! Or the fire I built with my bare hands and a lighter roar. It’s still a little chilly out there and a nice campfire is a great way to keep warm at night or throughout the day. Grab a Mike’s Hard Lemonade and enjoy a book between stoking the fire. Invite a friend over for some company, too. A fire is always more enjoyable with another person. Have them bring a six pack over, just be smart with the consumption. I mean you are messing with actual fire.
Have a party
Nobody likes to be alone on Singles Awareness Day, so invite some friends over or invite some friends to go with you on your outing. I like to entice them with a pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and make it an unforgettable experience. Whether it be a hike to a glacial lake, campfire at your house, or just a trip to the beach to relax, get some friends together (single or taken) and have some fun together.
Take a mini road trip
Road trips are a piece of Americana, like apple pie, a right of passage and they get the gears in our minds turning. Take a little road trip by yourself. Go for a drive with plans to return home the next day. No destination, turn back when you want, and go see whatever catches your eye. Let it be a mind bending experience and a time to rejuvenate your soul and most of all, enjoy being with you.
Find a place on a postcard
Have you ever visited a place you’ve seen on a postcard? If you have then you can agree with me that it’s a surreal experience. And if you haven’t, this would be a perfect day. Find your favorite postcard from an area you live, put it in your pocket, jump in your car, and go to that spot. When you get there make sure you hold up the postcard and get some pictures. Cover it up so the postcard becomes the scene or put it right beside the scene that’s on the postcard.
What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy Singles Awareness Day (or Valentine’s Day).
This post is sponsored by Mike’s Hard Lemonade. While I was compensated, the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Always drink responsibly.