It’s the time of the year where you do not have to look far to be reminded of love in its greatest form - chocolate, teddy bears and flowers. A prominent struggle for singles during this time is feeling less than. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in a relationship, every one in a relationship wanted to be in one at some point. However, it becomes a problem when your relationship status becomes the only lens through which you gauge your value. Below you will find a few suggestions to help shift the focus this hearts-all-over-the-place Valentines from “It’s awful being single” to “I’m going to make the most of being single.”
Take a break from social media. Avoid it at minimum February 14th but maybe even the day before and couple of days after.
Write love notes to family and friends. Have fun with it! Make them cheesy, funny, sincere - whatever would mean the most to the recipient
Hang out with other single friends. You don’t have to wait for National Singles Day to get together intentionally with other singles.
Plan a trip
Watch Episode 5.18 "Blood Drive" of The Office
Buy yourself flowers, chocolate, jewelry, or new clothing item. Just because you don’t have a significant other, doesn’t mean you have to go without a Valentine’s gift!
Plan or host a dinner with your family or loved ones
Get a massage/pamper yourself