For some, the mere thought of Valentine's Day can put them into panic mode. Although now it's often considered just a commercial holiday, so to speak, in which greeting card companies, florists, and chocolatiers charge far more than usual, it still doesn't stop some people from re-examining their relationship status. It's not always easy to be single on a day that celebrates romantic love.
"Valentine’s Day is approaching and whether we are in a relationship or not, this holiday is designed to remind us about love," Clarissa Silva, Behavioral Scientist and Relationship Coach, tells Bustle. "Love is not just an emotion, it’s an ability. Celebrate you and that you have the ability to love. After all finding the right one is the hardest decision you make in your life. What other decision takes decades to get right?"
But while romantic love is great, as Silva points out, it's not the only love out there. Love for friends and family, as well as love for yourself, is just as paramount, if not more so, as romantic love.
So if you're single, why not celebrate you and that amazing ability you have to love. Love, in all its forms, is worth celebrating. Here are seven ways to celebrate yourself this Valentine's Day.