Happy Singles Day!!

Oh excellent. It is that time of year again. The 14th of February. Valentine’s Day.

I, like some of you reading this, am single. Nowadays, I am happily single but during my teenage years, I used to get really down about it. Especially when all my friends had boyfriends and I didn’t (This may have been my own fault, I talked to boys about football which always seemed to lead to being friend zoned!). So I often wanted to spend Valentine’s Day with a duvet pulled over my head, being comforted by Mr Ben and Mr Jerry. However, fear not my single friends because this year I have put together the ultimate kit for celebrating Singles day!

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I guess a lot of these items are to pamper and spoil myself. Valentine’s Day is a day to be shown how loved you are so why can’t you show yourself how much you love you? Treating and looking after yourself is so important and people don’t do it enough.

In past years, I have got together with my other single friends to celebrate Singles Day and we have had such a laugh together, but this is fun on your own too. This plan also means you can spend the day indoors, meaning you don’t have to walk around seeing couples holding hands and being lovey dovey, and you can stay in your comfy jogging pants without being judged so win win!!

I think I will start the celebrations by doing a face pack. I love face packs, especially ones that smell good enough to eat! The ones you peel off when they are dry are the most fun, mostly because it makes me feel like I am starring in my very own episode of Doctor Who 🙂 My favourite ones are by Montagne Jeunesse. They do all sorts of flavours and cover a range of different skin types, meaning you can pick one that is just right for you. They smell amazing but more importantly, leave your skin feeling smooth and clear. Word of warning: Face packs are difficult to do in groups. Especially when your friends are as funny as mine!

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I am not a girlie girl at all but I do love painting my nails so that is what I will do next. My favourite brands are Barry M and Avon, and if I am treating myself to something a little more expensive, I always choose OPI or Ciate. In my opinion, brighter is always better! My favourite style at the moment is hot pink with a black mosaic effect over the top (Mine is from Avon).

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Once my nails are dry, I will then start to make my way through my DVD collection. On a day celebrating being single, I will probably start with laugh out loud comedies such as the Miranda series (such fun!) or John Tucker Must Die, where girls get their own back on their school Romeo. Perfect for Singles Day. Last but not least I will watch Pitch Perfect because the moral of the story is that friendship conquers all. And who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?!

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The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted the pizza takeaway menu on the table. That is because I intend to order in pizza. A big one. With a stuffed crust and multiple toppings. A pizza that I can choose exactly what toppings I want without having to share it with anyone. I would honestly rather be singe than have to share my pizza without a fussy eater (Yes I like pineapple on my pizza, get over it!). Whoever invented the half and half pizza must have saved a million relationships. Obviously there are many different companies available but for me, Pizza Hut is the King of Pizzas. And their cookie dough pudding is amazing!

And last but not least, no pampering session would be complete without some sort of chocolatey treat! I bought the little love heart chocolates from Marks and Spencer because they are super cute and easy to share. I also thought they would be the ideal size to dip in my one true love,  Nutella. If I could, I would put Nutella on everything…ice cream, scones, digestive biscuits…weird, I know!

So there you have it. My guide to celebrating Singles Day and surviving Valentine’s Day as a singleton. I hope you enjoy whatever your plans have. Send me a picture of your Singles Day celebrations to my Twitter page: @notfallingover or to my Facebook page: Positive Thinking and Not Falling Over. Can’t wait to see them!

There is a saying that states: How can anyone be expected to love you when you do not love yourself. And it is true, learning to love yourself is one the hardest, but the best thing you will ever do, especially if you are over critical of yourself as I am. It is really worth doing things like this to make you take the time to look after yourself. Remind yourself that you are beautiful and worth unconditional love.

 

Sarah x

Please note: I am not endorsed by any of the companies or brands mentions. Those mentioned above are just my humble opinion, other brands are available.

 

My first blog post…

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my new blog, Positive Thinking …and not falling over…

My name is Sarah, I am 27 years young from Manchester, UK. I am a music fan, sports fan, a photographer, a crafter and a writer.

I have started this blog to try and help those of you out there who are finding life difficult. When I was 15, I felt like there was no one to reach out to, to help me navigate the trails of life, the difficulties of growing up, the dramas of having to make decisions about further education when I couldn’t even decide what to have for breakfast without a minor meltdown. Or falling over. I did a lot of that while growing up. Usually in front of the whole class, or in front of a boy I liked. Who am I kidding? I still do a lot of that now. So here I am, 10+ years later, wanting to pass on what I have learnt about life.

People freak out when you mention the phrase ‘self-help’. They imagine you are going to trick them into speaking to a psychiatrist, who will inevitably tell you that your problems are all deep seated from that day that kid in nursery ate all the fruit at snack time before you had a chance to sit down and now you have an inferiority complex. (!) But I see the phrase ‘self-help’ as exactly what it is, helping yourself. Taking steps, and a little advice, to make life a little bit easier for yourself, whether it be your school work, avoiding your friendship group arguments or learning to love yourself when people around you are saying hurtful things. I would like to use this blog to share with you all the teachings that have helped me.

Don’t get me wrong, life is hard work! But if we can have a giggle about it, and a chat about things along the way, then hopefully it will make it a bit more manageable.

I look forward to the road ahead with you all.

I have never written a blog before, so I have no idea what I am doing so bear with me! But the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages are all up and running so feel free to give them a follow, links are at the top of the page, under a lovely picture of me! Share these posts with your friends and together we will make a little community, And, who knows, maybe we won’t fall over as much! One can hope anyway 🙂

Sarah x