5 Tips To Survive Valentine's Day When You're Single

February 12, 2016


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Valentine's Day is fast approaching! You can just see heart-shaped chocolates at the groceries and smell fresh flowers in the air. However, there is one thing that you realized - you are single! 

HASHTAG FOREVER ALONE.

Instead of smothering yourself with loneliness, here are some Psychology-based hacks to survive February 14: 

1. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

Try to be as positive as possible in a seemingly negative situation such as this. Thoughts lead to feelings which lead to behavior. Think of how lucky you really are because you can spend V-Day in a way that pleases you the most. You can even ignore it if you want. 

2. ELEVATE YOUR HAPPY HORMONES

Be single yet empowered on this day by spending more time at the gym, the town park, or the fitness studio. Pick an exercise routine of your choice and enjoy it. Exercise has physical and psychological benefits such as reducing anxiety and depression. This is because of the hormones released called endorphins (happy hormones). 

3. MAKE OTHERS SMILE

Studies showed that happier people give more and later experience higher levels of happiness from doing so. Instead of focusing on what is missing in your life, try sharing the day with others. Bake cupcakes for your co-workers, give flowers to your mother, or volunteer for a community project. Do anything nice for others to shift your attention and boost your feelings. 
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4. BE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Who said that single people cannot have fun on Valentine's Day? Gather your "singles group" and mark the occasion by throwing a sleepover, having a movie marathon, or a lovely restaurant dinner. As you are given the time to share what you are going through with others, you will feel much better.

5. DEVOTE THE DAY TO YOURSELF

They say that the greatest love of all is learning to love yourself. So in the spirit of the season, spend the day by treating yourself out. Whether you want to learn a new skill or to pamper yourself at the spa, remember to pay attention to what your heart wants.
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