Valentine's Day is notoriously thought of as one of the worst days of the year for anyone who's single. But really, who said it had to be that way? Feb. 14 is just another holiday, and it only holds as much significance as you give it in your mind. Unfortunately, if love is bringing you down, it can be hard to feel good on Valentine's Day — no matter how much you want to. Between the flood of social media posts from coupled up friends receiving elaborate gifts, and the advertisements from stores and brands that make you feel pressured to be in a relationship, it can be a rough time. This is true whether you're very single or just dissatisfied with the way your significant other has handled the holiday. That's why self-care tips for Valentine's Day are so important — you deserve to feel good about yourself and to have a great day no matter what!
Approaching self-care on V-Day shouldn't just be about doing one small thing for yourself, or trying to pretend the day doesn't exist. Instead, it should be about nurturing yourself, loving yourself, and feeling at peace with whatever situation you're in at the moment. Valentine's Day is about celebrating love, so why not celebrate loving yourself? These self-care tips will help you get there — and while they're great for anyone who is feeling down about the day, they're also obviously for anyone. Because, as corny as it sounds, your relationship with yourself is just as important as any other one.