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Alone on Valentines Day?

If you're alone on Valentines Day and hating it, then continue to read! 

I'm finding this year particularly frustrating because me and my boyfriend broke up a few weeks ago, so I wasn't expecting to spend today alone. But the annoying thing is, is that I don't want to be alone. I love being treated to romantic things - I love a bunch of flowers, or a meal. But as usual, nothing :( I can't wait to meet the love of my life and to be swept off my feet every 14th February. Well, preferably not JUST one day a year! Anyway, enough of my moaning. Today I woke up nice and late after a long lie in, had some breakfast and decided to write this blog post. Thinking about it, ideally I should have wrote this yesterday so that my readers read it in advance, ready for Valentines Day, but I didn't have time :( 

I do have a few things to do today to keep myself occupied on this depressing day. I have a couple of little projects to do for work, in order to sign myself off for promotion (which seems pointless because I'm being made redundant in a month but it's something to pop on the old CV!) I'm going to have a little pamper - shower, moisturise and paint my nails. I've also decided that I'd like to volunteer at a charity shop for a while, to assist with their window displays. I love the idea of coming to work and not knowing what's in store. You can be completely creative and do what you want! You can use crops to create a window scheme, and lots of quirky accessories to create some eye-catching outfits. I'd love to attract a younger customer into charity shops, and portray a fashionable and inviting up-to-date window display in order to bring in the fashion lovers around the local area. So hopefully today I'm going to go and enquire about that. 

I'll also be entering the latest Lorraine competition, which is really exciting. Job hunting (story of my life), and maybe even squeeze in the gym. 

But if you're alone today and stuck at home, here are a few ideas for you to keep your mind off the dreaded Valentines Day as a single woman:

1. Go through your handbag - I guarantee it's been a job you've been meaning to do for a while. Clean it out, get rid of any unwanted receipts, throw away anything you don't need in there. Get it looking nice and tidy again, like when you first bought it! You'll feel a lot better when you're out shopping, digging into your handbag all day and you look down to a clean and refreshed bag. I dare let me gorgeous DKNY get bad! 

2. Do something different - Perhaps something you've never done before, or think about a new hobby you could take up. For example, I was given a keyboard for my 16th birthday as I was going through a phase of loving playing the piano and teaching myself beautiful classical songs. But after a while, I got bored and haven't really been on it since (1'm 18 now). So maybe today would be a good opportunity for me to start playing again. Perhaps there is a book that you've been meaning to read for a while - pick it up! I've actually been meaning to finish reading 50 Shades of Grey, but I don't know if that's going to happen now! 

3. Plan your summer - I know the summer seems ages away and thinking about the beautiful hot weather now may even depress you more, but it may also excite you! Think about whether you'd like to go on holiday this year, or maybe a festival you'd like to go to. A water park? Picnic? Somewhere you've been interested in visiting? Day out? Think about what you'd like to be spending your summer doing this year...

4. Invite a friend over - That's right, I'm sure you have other single friends. Maybe someone you haven't seen for a while? Pop to the shop, grab some snacks and watch a movie together. Or just have a girly day and go shopping, go out for some lunch. But don't talk about boys and Valentine's Day, try to stay off the topic! 

5. Write a blog post - If you're reading my blog, there's a good chance you're a blogger yourself. Take today as a great chance to write some fantastic new posts. Maybe dress up and take pictures of yourself in different outfits to inspire your readers! I actually quite like this idea myself... 

6. Go for a walk - If you have a dog, take the dog. Go for a stroll for at least an hour. Take your camera, capture some moments along your way. And then when you get home, upload your photos onto your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc! Show the world your love for nature and it's surprises! 

7. Write a list - If like me, you're moaning the day away thinking about that someone you can't be with, write a list about what you DON'T like about them. It may make it a little easier. 

8. Go through your wardrobe - Just take out things you don't wear anymore, and along the way you'll be reunited with pieces you forgot you had! Send the clothes you don't like to a charity shop, or sell them at a car boot sale! You'll feel a lot more refreshed and when you start wearing the clothes you forgot about again, you'll feel like a brand new person! 

9. Write a story - If you're a blogger, you must enjoy writing. So write a story! I bet you can think of loads of great plots and you'll be delighted with how well your writing actually is. The good thing about writing stories as well, is if they are that good, publishers will pay you for them! I started writing stories years ago but never finished them. I loved it though! 

10. Prepare a tea party for you and the family - Get out your mum's special tea set that she's never used, bake some cakes or cookies, make some cute little finger sandwiches, and prepare a tea party for you and your family. It'll be a great time for you all to bond and have a laugh together. 

Just remember, if you're single like me, it just means that we haven't found our Ashton Kutcher yet! So there's something to look forward to...


I hope this post hasn't been just a massive ramble, and I have managed to inspire at least some of you! Let me know if I have, I love positive feedback! 

"Happy Valentine's Day!" 

Beau Fashion

6 comments

  1. I have written a post and plan on having a little pamper later on.. I am married but we aren't doing a lot for valentines day as I'm pregnant and due soon x x #lazy

    Glambeautys.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  2. I am so so so sorry about your break-up, but your gorgeous and I bet you have guys fighting over you! I don't have a 'love' life but your advice was great even for when you are just down! I'd love it if you could hop over to my blog for a bit x www.misszoeblog.blogspot.com xx:) KEEP SMILING! X

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    1. Awh thank you, that's so kind of you :') I'm glad you think it's great advice! Of course I'll check out your blog. xo

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  3. I'm sorry about your break up. I was to in a similar situation recently and I thought that finally Valentine's Day is going to be spent in twos but it didn't happen. But look on the bright side of things and since it is a day of love than enjoy this day and spend it with yourself and loving who you are. Watch a romantic movie that will give you more hope that your other half is somewhere out there and he is closer, everyday that passes by you are getting closer and closer to the day you meet your someone special :)
    That is how i like to think and it does give me hope and strength to move on.
    Enjoy,
    xx Dee :)

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    1. That is such a sweet message :( really means a lot. You're right, we have to look on the bright side and remember that one day we'll meet our special man! But it's difficult sometimes. But it happened a few weeks ago now and I'm definitely moving on :) Thank you so much for your message xxxxxx

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