4 WAYS TO FEEL LESS LONELY ON VALENTINES DAY
It can be easy to feel lonely and sad on Valentines day, no matter what your relationship status. Here’s some way to feel less lonely on this made-up holiday, Valentines Day.
BE COMPASSIONATE TOWARDS YOURSELF
Instead of focusing on it being Valentine’s day, and someone having to show you love, make it a day to celebrate you! There are so many things you could do for yourself:
take the day off work
eat your favorite foods
engage in hobbies that you enjoy
engage in goal setting
write in a gratitude journal
If you’re feeling low, it’s hard to treat yourself with compassion. This means that it's extra important for you to take the time to slow down and be aware of how you are treating yourself—good or bad.
You’ll know that wherever you turn today, there’ll be adverts, flowers, couples, so we suggest you avoid watching romantic movies and listening to love songs. If there are other triggers you may have, be aware of them, and try to avoid them where possible.
KEEP YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
Yes, we may have just said avoid triggers, but we don’t mean completely change your entire day. The best way to handle Valentines day, is to go on as you normally would.
go to the gym
go grocery shopping
clean the house
go to the movies
play a sport
Do whatever you would normally do that day of the week, to make it seem like just another day of the year.
REACH OUT TO SOMEONE
Instead of waiting for the valentines blues to kick in, plan ahead, and reach out to someone who might also be on their own, and plan something fun to do or at the very least have them over for dinner. Spending some quality time with a family member, or friend might help shift your perspective on the day and just enjoy another Thursday but with some good company.
Remember you aren’t the only person on the planet that isn’t a fan of this holiday, theres millions of other people on this planet, who may be lonely today, think not only about yourself but about any coworkers, friends or family members on a day like this, where they may have lost someone, or find themselves alone.