There is no need to feel blue though, on the contrary, use this day to celebrate your independence.
First and foremost, get out of the house. Don’t curl up with chocolates, a romantic movie or sad music. You don’t want to depress yourself even more, do you? Rather grab your credit card, throw caution to the wind and spoil yourself a little. After what you’ve been through, you deserve it.
Visit a hair salon and ask for a styling. Don’t decide on any drastic, the sheering of the locks may be a symbol for loss and grief, but unless you are very sure that that is what you want, you’ll only regret this later. Better stick to just a trim and a blow dry.
While at the salon, have a manicure and pedicure. There’s nothing like a little pampering, chatting to the technician and walking out sporting some new cool color.
Go shopping. Shop for that killer skirt, that sexy top or those cute shoes. If you have the money for it, go for a whole new look. Gentlemen, I’ll bet you have your eye on a fabulous jacket, a shirt that you just have to have, or sunglasses that will make you look irresistible.
Don’t forget the accessories. Depending on your budget, visit the jewelry store or the custom jewelry boutique and take your time browsing the necklaces, bracelets and rings. Just be sure to walk out with something.
How about a new scent? Whether it’s perfume or cologne, something heavenly smelling will lift your spirits.
If your feet and bank account get a little tired, take a coffee break and while you’re at it, order some cheesecake to go with that fragrant cup of java. There’s nothing like cheesecake to chase those blues away.
In the event that you do not feel like shopping, visit a museum, work out at the gym or just go for a walk. The fresh air and exercise will do you good. Fresh air is known to chase cobwebs away.
If at all possible take a friend along to any of the above activities. Misery likes company. If your friends are all busy, drop in on your parents, they will be happy to see you. Don’t forget to buy a bunch of flowers for mom thought. Valentine’s Day is not only for couples in love, it’s for everybody who loves somebody.