Last year I posted a little something about self-love for Valentine’s Day. I’d decided to spoil myself by eating a tonne of chocolate, watching an excellent film and tucking into a yum takeaway, because it was my first Valentine’s Day for a while that I’d been single. And it was GREAT.
This year, I’ll be not-so-single on the 14th. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll be fighting for candle-lit tables, spreading rose petals on the duvet (messy), or being generally heart-eyed and gooey. We’ve booked a table in our fave restaurant for a few days before V-Day and I’m going to try my hardest to enforce my biblical rules for the day, which I drew up last year:
- Clear at least an evening of any plans or work
- Line up a few of your favourite and most-loved films or TV shows
- Get in your favourite food, whether that’s something you love to cook, or ordering from the Chinese takeaway down the road
- Add some snacks to your shopping list – my favourites are cookies, shortbread, Magic Stars, Galaxy chocolate and Kettle Chips (maybe not all at once!)
- If you drink and, like me, love a good rose, get in some of your favourite alcohol that you wouldn’t normally have during the week
The great thing about these ‘rules’ (lol) is that you can be chill and do these whether you’re tucked up on your own or not. I’m adamant that these are still my plans, and that Valentine’s Day should also be a day of self-love, no matter who you spend it with.
You might have a partner-in-crime, but don’t you dare start neglecting no.1 (that’s you).