Valentine’s Day is with us once again, a day that can be stressful whether you’re in a relationship or not.
Feng Shui has plenty of good advice for taking care of yourself every day of the year, but I wondered specifically how singles could take good care of themselves on this “singular” day.
So I asked relationship expert Christie Nightingale for a few Valentine’s Day tips for singles. Here are Christie’s words of wisdom:
Surround Yourself With Love On Valentine’s Day
Being single on Valentine’s Day can be tough. Television commercials run rampant with images of guys giving their gals jewelry, whether it’s a bracelet, necklace or that elusive diamond ring.
This kind of imagery makes anyone feel less than great, even if they are single by choice. So if you’re single, it’s important to find other ways to surround yourself with love to keep feelings of loneliness at bay.
Since Valentine’s Day is the day for men to court their ladies, it can be an especially difficult day for the single ladies out there.
But being dateless on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the worst thing to ever happen to you.
Remember, it’s a commercial holiday. As if that revelation isn’t enough for you, here are a few things you can do to treat yourself like the special person you are, on Valentine’s Day:
- Stay away from all those happy couples. This should be a no-brainer, but do not go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. Even if you usually like dining out alone, do something else. Ask a single girlfriend to join you at a casual spot if you insist on dining out.
- Plan a girls’ night: If you have other single friends in your life, plan a night out with them. Or better yet, cook a meal together. Bonding with other singles will make you remember that you do have love in your life, even if it’s not in the form of an intimate relationship.
- If you’re single and you don’t want to be: What’s getting in the way of getting the relationship you want? Do you struggle with issues from past relationships? Take your focus off finding that dream guy for a while and focus on yourself. And who knows? Love might find you when you’re least expecting it.
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