Brace Yourselves Single People

It’s that time of the year again. When the colours red and pink reign supreme. On the radio we hear gushy love songs, the television channels are stuffed with romantic programming, and social media pages are loaded with pictures of happy couples embracing each other. It’s Valentine’s season.

Valentine’s Day is a time when people get to openly express their affection for each other. They use gifts like flowers, chocolates, and cards to show people how much they mean to them. While it is great for people in relationships, it can be a sobering reminder for someone living the single life.

There is nothing wrong with being single. As a matter of fact most people in long-term relationships are envious of others living the free single life. But when Valentine’s Day comes single people are immersed in a world of romance and forced to reevaluate their relationship situation. Listed below are a few tips for single people looking to enjoy themselves on Valentine’s Day.

Remember That Love Isn’t Exclusive To Romantic Relationships

Valentine’s day is all about love isn’t it? So who says it has to be exclusive to couples. Heck I love pizza; it doesn’t mean I’m dating it.  I also love my friends and family that help me get through each day. Single people should try and consider Valentine’s Day as a time to appreciate the things they love in their life.

Love Yourself

This is something that a lot of people overlook throughout the year. Don’t be one of those people that is so focused on the interests of others that you hardly ever do anything for yourself. If you are single on Valentine’s Day use it as an opportunity to treat yourself good. Below are a few ideas of things you could do:

  • Find a new recipe you’ve never made and make a fancy dinner
  • Go for an adventure somewhere outdoors that you have never been
  • Buy an interesting book to start reading
  • Take a relaxing meditative bath

There are plenty of other things you can do as well. Just find something you enjoy doing and pursue it, you owe it to yourself!

Avoid Social Media

If you get irritated by the endless parade of happy couples going all goo-goo on Valentine’s Day you aren’t alone. The best way to avoid this is to distance yourself from social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These places are the mecca for couples to show off their relationships on the holiday.

You won’t just be avoiding the corny gushy posts either. Distancing yourself from the media is something you could benefit from any time of the year. A day away from the world of Facebook can be therapeutic in a way. You can even go as far as abandoning electronics altogether and enjoying life in its pure form.

Embrace the Single Life

Like I mentioned earlier, many people weighed down by relationships are envious of their friends living the single life. If you are single on Valentine’s Day why not embrace it and swim against the tide?

Use the day to enjoy the perks of being single. You are your own person and the options laying in front of you are virtually endless. Do whatever you please and take pride in the independence you are gifted with. If all else fails, there are plenty of other members of the opposite sex suffering through a single Valentine’s Day as well. Go find them and establish some bonds!

What do you think about being single on Valentine’s Day? Is it annoying or something to embrace? What is your favourite thing to do on the holiday? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Adam St. Pierre

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