HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
The day of love is here and if you're single like me, chances are you're already bugged with all the 'love commercials' on television, 'romantic gift ideas for your loved one' kinda articles in magazines and all those 'love songs' playing on the radio. It's not really a bad thing but it can get wee bit annoying for all singleton folks because of the constant bombardment of gf/bf kind of love around Valentine's Day. So if you're even slightly sad about being single on Valentine's Day, you MUST read the four pointers I've listed down below.
1. SELF LOVE IS THE BEST LOVE
As preachy as it sounds, it's true! Self love is definitely the best kind of love and I know for a fact that a lot of people who are in a relationship will also agree with me on this one. You know yourself the best, of course we all have friends and family who are there for us in our good and bad times but it is you and only you who has the power to get things done. Sure you gather inspiration from others but it is you who makes the decision to do things and often, we forget to appreciate ourselves. So why not do it today on Valentine's day? Appreciate and love yourself for all that you are, have been and will ever be. Go ahead and get some 'me time' because you deserve it, we work so hard, we are all always busy doing something or the other. So take some time and dedicate it to yourself, appreciate all the things that you've done till now and take a moment to think about the beauty of your dreams. Celebrate love, celebrate yourself!
2. IT'S GOOD TO BE ALONE THAN WITH THE WRONG PERSON
If you've had a break up, good or bad and the memories from your previous relationship haunt you, please remember that there must have been a strong reason why it didn't work out. Being alone is certainly not easy and many times people give in to a relationship just to avoid loneliness. But what good is it if you're not happy and end up with someone you don't want to be with? Isn't it better to be alone than to be with someone who doesn't understand you, takes you for granted or doesn't care for you? Don't succumb to a situation where you have to settle for the wrong one, be brave and walk away. I know it gets pretty tough to be a singleton when all your friends and people you know are in a relationship or are married but it's way way better than being with a wrong person. Life can be tough but you are tougher, you are one of a kind and you certainly deserve the best and nothing else, so don't settle.
3. BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE
Think about all the love you have in your life than sulking over not having that one person to celebrate this day with. Your family, friends, pets and all the lovely moments that you could ever be thankful for, think about it all. Don't waste your time thinking about someone who hasn't yet come in your life or was in your life. Instead, think about those who made you happy and celebrate this day with them. Be it your friends, family or your pets.
4. LOVE IS EVERYWHERE
Valentine Day is all about love, right? And love is not just for people, you can love your job, your hobby, your city or something else. Go beyond the idea of 'love for people' and think about all the things you love, like shopping, traveling, your hobby and do something that genuinely makes you happy. Take a small trip, buy a gift for yourself or go explore your city and do it with love.