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8 Activities To Lift Those Valentine’s Day Blues

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UPR chapter.

Valentine’s Day can be a real drag. It seems like everywhere you look there’s a pink balloon or a giant teddy bear mocking your status as a single person. But, who said being single is a bad thing? Maybe you haven’t found the right person, or you’re simply not interested in romantic partnerships. All those other reasons in between are perfectly fine as well. If your spirits are low, perhaps doing one (or all) of these fun activities can give you a boost.


1. Watch a powerful movie.

If you’re sensitive about romantic scenarios, don’t watch a rom-com! Do yourself a favor and stream something with lots of girl power like Brave (2012) or Matilda (1996).


2. Invite friends over for a sleepover.

Valentine’s Day is not just for lovey-dovey couples. Friends should definitely be celebrated as well! Invite a couple of your friends and giggle the night away with an old-fashioned sleepover.



3. Take a bath or a hot shower.

You are a queen. You deserve to pamper yourself with warm, bubbly water. Throw a bath bomb in there to increase the luxurious feeling.


4. Dine with family.

Make reservations at the restaurant of your choice. At the beginning of the meal, set the rules: no talking about relationships or rambling on about other couples. Talk about plans, fashion, anecdotes— Anything BUT relationships. Bon appetit!


5. Read your favorite book.

Reading is a lovely stress reliever. Cuddle up with a book, add a yummy beverage on the side and you’re all set.


   6. Glam up, perk up.

   Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to do your makeup and go out (or stay inside and take selfies).


7.  Buy ALL the things.

Stores usually have some pretty nice sales during Valentine’s Day. Invest in yourself. Treat yourself. Whatever you call it, remember to have fun with it.


8. Feed some puppies.

Volunteering at your local animal shelter can fill your heart with all kinds of emotions, but loneliness won’t be one of them. Pet all the doggies! Lots of shelters are short on staff, so your presence will be greatly appreciated.  


Whichever activity you decide to do, keep in mind that it should cater to YOUR needs. Laugh, eat, read, play… Enjoy.  

Hey, there! My name's Yamilet but you can call me Yami (way cuter, right?). I'm a psychology major student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, who also happens to enjoy writing in her spare time. I have a pug named Sushi, and together we come up with stories to share with the world!