Single This Valentine's Day? Here Are Some Ideas On What You Can Do

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that couples look forward to, but is often dreaded by those without a significant other. The hype over Valentine’s Day is often so great it causes some single folks to become depressed.

Valentine’s Day can be quite depressing for some singles, and it’s not just females that feel down around this time. Males can get depressed as well. Deep down everyone wants to be loved and who wouldn’t want to receive a heart shaped box of chocolates or a bouquet of red roses. Everyone feels the need to be loved and Valentine’s Day can be a reminder that Cupid hasn’t shot his arrow for you yet.  Stores, movies and television commercials also do a great job reminding us that no one is holding our hand during a romantic stroll this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day can be spent celebrating with loved ones or doing something to show yourself a little self-love. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about being in a relationship with someone. So if you don’t have that special someone in your life right now, here are a few tips to chase away the blues and enjoy love’s big day.

1. Pamper yourself with a day of self-love

Make Valentine’s Day about self-love instead of romantic love. Remember that you cannot truly love another until you learn to completely love yourself. Get a manicure, a massage, meditate and concentrate on all the good things in your life, buy yourself flowers or spend the day doing something that you really enjoy. Go on Pamper yourself!

2. Go out and have some fun with friends

Being single on Valentine’s Day is not a reason to stay home alone. Get out there with some friends and laugh the night away. Go to dinner, go dancing just go!

3. Take the time to know how you feel

Valentine’s Day is a great day to ask yourself if you want to be in a relationship. If the answer is yes, think about the reasons why you are not. What is keeping you from finding that special love? Once you know the answer to that question you can work on fixing the issues.

4. Revel in the fact that you are single

Remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. In our 20’s and 30’s we spend too much time wishing we were in committed relationships, but when we grow older we long for the days when we were single and free. Enjoy being single and the freedoms that come with it!

5. Just celebrate love

Love is far more than just romantic love. We are surrounded by love so soak it all in! Celebrate the love of your family, your friends, and even your four legged friends! Reach out to those you love and let them know how important they are to you.

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By Shondell Varcianna

February 12, 2016