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Things To Do This Valentines for Singles and Couples

Valentine’s Day is less than 10 days away, and I am already being asked how I am going to spend the Romantic Day.

Everyone thinks that Valentine’s Day is about going out on dates, roses, presents and chocolate, but it doesn’t actually have to be. You can spend the Day with a loved one doing nothing (what I will be most likely doing), spend time with friends, family or be single and do absolutely nothing!

I had the pleasure of participating in this Valentine’s Day-themed blog collaboration, alongside 14 other bloggers. They’ll also be posting related content over the next few days. Make sure to follow their blogs and social accounts through the links I have shared at the end of this post!

Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

I’ve been both single and in a relationship for several valentines, and I’ve enjoyed myself on both occasions. So today I am going to share with you seven tips on how to enjoy yourself whether you are single or in a relationship. 

1. Give out Valentine Cards 

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you can still take part in Valentine’s Day celebrations (if you want to of course).

You can give or make a gift for valentines for your friends, colleagues, siblings or anyone you want too! I think it can be a lot of fun (if you want it to be) and a great way to make someone feel good. You can pick up valentines at your local retail store or try making your own. I would suggest Canva maybe!

happy galentines girl

Singles – this is a great time to send a gift to your friends FYI it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s card!

valentines day

Couples – why not be creative this year and make your own Valentines cards (it saves money!)

2. Valentines Hang Out

Spend some time with your family, friends and anyone else you love! This will let them know how much you care about them. There is so much you could get up to:

  • go out for dinner – maybe Shard 
  • have a party
  • have a sleepover
  • go dancing
  • play board games
  • stay in and do nothing (love this one)
  • cook a big meal
  • watch some movies – Nextflix and Chill, eh! 

Singles – we get so busy with work and home life that we don’t always have enough time for each other. Try reconnecting with a friend that you haven’t seen for a while. Have dinner or lunch and catch up on the good old days!

Couples – likewise, we get so busy with work and home life that we don’t always have enough time for each other. Why not spend this Day really connecting with each other (if you know what I mean haha)

3. Go on holiday!!

go on a romantic valentine getaway!

I am always going to tell you to go on a quick weekend getaway! It doesn’t have to be expensive, either! There are lots of deals on, Wowcher, SecretEscapes and even Groupon! A cheeky getaway to Paris will be nice.

Have a look, book, pack your bags and getaway! Need help with your packing? Here this will help you – An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway and for places to go then – 4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples will help you out!

Singles – grab your closest friends or a family member and pack for a cheeky getaway! You will enjoy yourself, trust me!

Couples – grab your partner and book a trip and spend some time away!

4. Enjoy your current relationship status

I said earlier that I’ve been both single and in a relationship during the great Valentines day! And I can safely say I haven’t been bothered by the date! EVER! Maybe I am lying haha! 

But I do think that it’s essential to enjoy your current status whatever it is! When the time is right, you will get precisely what you want.

Enjoy your current valentine status. Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

Singles – You can make a list of the things you’re good at, what you’re most proud of so far and what your goals are. It can also include what you bring to the table. 

Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

Couples – You can also make a list of things you love about your partner and what you’re most proud of them achieving since you’ve known them.

5. Treat yourself

Yes, live your best life! Spend Valentine’s Day and treat yourself! Here are things you can do on the Day:

  • watch your favourite movie/TV show
  • take a long ass bubble bath
  • listen to your fave music
  • shop for something you’ve been saving for
  • indulge in your favourite food
  • write in your journal
  • take a day trip to your favourite place
  • write in a journal
  • paint or draw
  • dance to your favourite album

6. Valentines Day for all Singles and Couples

I understand that everyone has different opinions on (and preferred ways to spend) Valentine’s Day.

When I’m in a couple, I enjoy making a nice dinner with my partner and watch a movie. 
When I am single, I enjoy making a nice dinner and watching a movie by myself.

The difference? Nothing. The only changes are who I do it with.

7. Ask for support

If you’re feeling really down on Valentine’s Day (or any other day of the year), which is absolutely normal. It’s essential to ask for help. Self-care and Compassion is such an essential tool around this time.  

If you are feeling low, I would suggest contacting your local Samaritans or local Mind.

I hope you enjoyed reading my list of Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

What about you? How will you be celebrating Valentines this year? Be sure to subscribe to for the next post.

February 2020 Valentine’s Blog Collab Schedule

Day 1: @perselem will be posting a romantic getaway to Sardinia, Italy. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 2: @bamboopanda27 will be posting a Valentines Poem. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 3: @lablogbeaute will be posting a guide on planning a romantic Valentines night in. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 4: That’s my blog post! You have just read it ?

Day 5: @kellyreportblog will be posting a guide to Valentines day on a budget. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 6: @karaleecupcake will be posting a Valentines dessert recipe. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 7: @mrssleejones will be posting a simple gift guide for Valentines. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 8: TBC

Day 8: @_myanxiouslife will be posting about why should we bother with valentines? You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 9: @_itsjustjessie_ will be posting a gifts (or not) Valentines guide. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 10: @cozystylist will be posting a Valentines gift guide. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 11: @themakeupbybeth will be posting a Valentines make-up tutorial. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 12: @_athenachristy will be posting Valentines inspired outfits for women. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here:

Day 13: @chimmykins will be posting about what her parents taught her about relationships. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

Day 14: @luvandlifestyle will be posting a personal account of how my fiance first told me he loves me. You can check out her blog here:, Twitter here: and Instagram here:

For Singles and Couples

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Tips On How to Get Your Groove Back Into Regular Content

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Since I’ve been back, I’m learning that blogging and content creating is hard, really hard! And if you don’t stay on top of things, then you can quickly lose yourself and become so inflated that you give up the whole thing. I’ve been there too many times *trust me*.  As we are close to a New Year, I thought it would be good to write a few tips on how to stay on top of your goals.  

Write and write 

Thanks to thecococreativ, I was able to not worry about the logistics of my website and focus on my writing. It was great because I was able to write. Write like I was writing my diary. I didn’t read over my work I just kept on writing and decided that it would be best to go back to what I wrote once I was ready to publish the post. 

Spend some time just writing down how you feel. As a travel content creator, write down your experiences and ask yourself the following questions: 

  • How did the country make you feel?
  • What did you learn about yourself?
  • Do you have any tips you can share in that specific country?

I feel like if you want to you can write up to two or even three posts on just one country. For example, I went to Paris for my birthday this year and here’s what I wrote:

Take some time out and talk to people who understand your platform. It can be a friend or someone in your content creating community. You never know how they may be able to advise or give you tips on what you can write on next. 

I now use writing as a form of therapy. I have a lot to say, and there is no way you can keep a girl like me quiet! So if you need some ideas, do give me a shout! 

Get out the house

Thanks to Char of memoirs & musing. I learnt that it’s so important to get out of the house. I am lucky that I can also write at home, but it has to start away from home. Take yourself to a local café or a library. If you live in London, I can suggest a great place – the South Bank Centre. It’s not as good as it was back in the day but has space for you to get your head down. 

Try your local Starbucks if you have one. Set yourself a deadline for writing a couple of posts, and you will be surprised how much you get done.  Another thing to is write the headings of posts and then just do the intro with a few headings. You will see how easy it is to flesh out the content once you have the body.

Go to events 

Thanks to events such as Black British Travel Meet Up, WomenInTravel and Black Travel Creators (haha). I was able to learn so much from other content creators. I remember a brand mentioning that as a travel blogger, there is so much one can talk on. 

As content creators, we don’t realise how much influence we have over someone. Not to mention that as a traveller, we can talk about virtually everything! It doesn’t have to focus solely on travel. Yes, travel can be the sole purpose, but have some fun and talk about fashion, food, skincare, hair care. 

Don’t limit yourself is what I’m saying here!

Remind yourself why you started in the first place 

Why did you start your platform in the first place?  

Ask yourself this daily. Like every single day!

If you have been following My Breaking Views from the beginning, you will know my journey. I wanted a space for young people to share their opinions on political issues. Studying International Politics at uni/college made me want to speak about the problems around the world. I also wanted to share areas of my study exchange but doubted that I could talk about it. I now have a few study exchange posts, which you can also dip into.

Utilise your lunch breaks 

I often can write a few words here and there while on my lunch break. Use the time it’s there for your side hustle!

In summary

  • Write to yourself like you’re a friend to yourself. 
  • Remind yourself how amazing your platform is and why you started it in the first place. 
  • Tell yourself why you must and should keep going! 
  • It may give you that small push you need to get writing. Start with this is my baby, and I got to keep going! 

Thank you for reading my blog post. I hope you enjoyed my few tips I shared on how I stay motivated! What about you? What keeps you motivated for your blog.  

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