Some people love the holiday of romance, while others do the best to avoid the day completely. No matter whether you're happy single or not, Valentine's Day is the one day that makes you feel uneasy and makes you wish you had your Mr/Mrs. Right. But, being single doesn't mean that you need to find Valentine's Day a depressing occasion, in fact it could be a drama-free blessing instead of a curse. Yes, your insecurities might be soaring high if you're single as a pringle, but always remember that also means you ready to mingle!
Regardless of whether you're newly single or have been solo for a while now, remember that V-day isn't merely for couples. Valentine's Day is a day for love, and love can be found in many relationships not just a romantic relationship. It could be a bond of love you share with your family, friends or yourself. And let's take a moment to reiterate the fact that self love is the best kind of love. Cause until you love yourself, you can't love anyone else. So if you're caught in the web of trying to find your perfect someone this Valentine's Day we suggest it's time for you to lift your spirits. Add in a few positive affirmations - You are enough and you are worth it, and the right person will come along, or indulge in an activity you enjoy to spend the day productively.
As love fills the air, relationship writer and author of Love, Lust & Lemons, Shahzeen Shivdasani, shares 4 tips to stay happy SINGLE this V-day.
Tip 1: Spend time with your friends
Just because you are single, doesn’t mean that you are alone. Plan a boys/girls night and just have fun with your friends. Instead of focussing on all the things you don’t have going for you, appreciate the wonderful people that you do have in your life.
Tip 2: Pamper yourself
If you are by yourself , then why not take care of yourself! Put on that face mask and do your nails, or take a nice bubble bath with a glass of wine. Enjoy your freedom. There’s going to be a time in your life where moments like these that you get to spend with yourself, will be hard to come across easily.
Tip 3: Fix your attitude
You can spend valentine’s day complaining in your head and wondering why everyone has found love but you, or you can change your attitude. Tell yourself -
“I am lucky I am on my own right now and this is merely a day for couples to celebrate. So what if I don’t have someone in my life right now. I rather wait for the right person to come along.” Be careful about any negative thoughts you let out to the universe, positive thinking attracts what you truly want.
Tip 4: Treat yourself
Why not buy that thing you have been saving up for? Just because there is no one in your life right now buying you flowers and chocolates, doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself. There is nothing more liberating than being the person who SPOILS YOU! Give yourself some love and most importantly, give yourself a break from the pressure you are putting on this day.