February 14 is not a time of happiness for everyone. If you have recently endured a breakup or find yourself without a Valentine on this occasion of seemingly endless romantic sentiment, don’t despair!
If it feels like everywhere you look, couples are purchasing embroidered his n her bathrobe sets or personalised romantic picnic hampers, we look at the benefits of being single on Valentine’s Day and show you how to endure this all-out Love fest with poise and panache.
Benefit #1: Getting richer
Let’s face it: relationships cost money. Rather than having to fork out on expensive gifts that may or may not be appreciated this Valentine’s Day, you can save that hard-earned cash for yours truly. With the money you save being single, you can splurge on an item you’ve always wanted but couldn’t justify. Go on, treat yourself…it’s Valentine’s Day!
Benefit #2: Controlling the Netflix remote
Sure, ‘Netflix and Chill’ may be the catch-cry of loved-up couples everywhere, but who really has the last laugh? That would be you, of course. Do you think she really wants to spend her Saturday night in watching yet another supernatural documentary series? Or he has the energy to continue to feign interest in the ongoing prison yard antics of yet another season of Orange is the New Black?
You are master of your own destiny, and therefore have total control of your Netflix Remote. The power is completely in your hands.
Benefit #3: Celebrating all special people in your life
If you don’t have a significant other, Valentine’s Day can be a good excuse to celebrate any special people in your life. Plan a Girls’ Night Out or In, take your mum to a movie or share a hot chocolate with your favourite four-legged, furry Valentine from your own customised coffee mug.
Make the effort to comfort a newly-single friend and make them laugh with anti-Valentine inspired gifts featuring smile-inducing slogans including an engraved hammer ‘Your Ex Is Such A Tool’, or the slightly scarier customised candle ‘My love is like a candle. If you forget me, I’ll burn your f*cking house down.’
Our point is, Valentine’s Day is really a celebration of love and life. And this comes in many forms.
Acknowledge those who make a meaningful contribution to your world and show them how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day.
Benefit #4: Loving yourself
Why keep all that love for someone else? As the saying goes: “you can’t truly love someone else until you love yourself.” So, concentrate on a little self-love this Valentine’s Day and reap the rewards.
Make a list of your positive attributes, your strengths and your achievements. If you find this too difficult to do on your own, ask for feedback from friends, family, or whoever knows you well. You can even exchange this information with others for a collective self-love celebration. Then toast yourself on your general amazingness and reward yourself however you see fit.
Keeping a positive perspective on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day need not be the panic-inducing, fear-laden and loathsome Hallmark holiday endured by uncoupled individuals everywhere. Instead, it should be an occasion to celebrate your successes, acknowledge all the special people in your world and recognise love comes in many shapes and sizes.
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