With all the heart shaped chocolates, balloons and cards in the shops it’s hard to ignore Valentine’s Day. There’s so much on social media that you can’t be blamed for thinking there is something wrong with you if you are alone.
Remind Yourself that being Single is OK
There is nothing wrong with being single and it’s good to remind yourself that Valentine’s Day is no different although it can be easy to forget this when you are surrounded by hearts and flowers.
Remind yourself of all the positive things about being single – think about that you are able to focus on your own goals, you can spend your time in any way you want and you have more time to spend with your friends.
Avoid Social Media
Social media will be populated by images of happy, smiling couples – remember anything you see is only a snapshot of other people’s relationships and people share the best bits! In reality, couples do have argument’s and sources of conflict that they don’t share on social media.
Spend Time with Friends and Family
As a single person you can have many loving relationships that provide emotional support, encouragement and safety. Spending quality time with loved ones is always a good idea and especially so if you are feeling down.
You can pamper yourself by indulging in a manicure, having a massage or watch your favourite film.
Think about what you would like to do for yourself – it could be taking up a new hobby that you’ve been wanting to try.
Laughing releases endorphins so why not get some friends together and go to a comedy club.
Buy yourself some flowers and/or chocolates and enjoy them.
Valentine’s Day is just a day like any other. It can be a happy one, but if you are feeling down you are not alone but try and keep things in perspective. If you’re not in a relationship don’t despair – it’s much better to be single than in a bad relationship. You shouldn’t base your worth and happiness on being in a relationship.