It’s that time of the year again- we’re closer to the day that makes February most looked forward to by couples. Yeah, the great Valentine’s Day is around the corner and there’s nothing worse than the whole world swooning over a day that’s entirely a commercial gimmick.
Yes, we all want to feel special and loved, but often we forget that it doesn’t always require the presence of another person, flowers and chocolate.
Before you take a turn for the worst by mulling over how lonely you are, here’s why one day of the year is not the end of the world.
1. Your relationship status does not define your worth
Being in a relationship does not sky-rocket someone to popularity. Just like being single does not mean you are an untouchable who lives on the fringes of society. Being single is natural and it’s probably the only time you have the emotional freedom to be yourself.
2. Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday
Rather than spending money on cards, flowers, diamonds and chocolate, you’re actually saving it up for bigger and better things.
3. It’s just like any other day
Before you cry about being alone on Valentine’s Day, remember it’s just like that every other day in the year too. You get back from work, get comfortable and do whatever you want to do.
4. Social media is just a way for people to put the fun parts of their lives on window display
Yes, you just saw your friends with their SOs, doing all the cheesy things couples do on Valentines Day. It was all up on Facebook and Instagram. But remember, that’s just one day in their lives. When you’re having a good time and posting it for the world to see, they might be envious of you.
5. You get to love yourself for once
While boyfriends and girlfriends are obligated to buy each other gifts, you get to buy yourself whatever you want.
6. Being alone is not a disease
In fact, it’s a mark of courage and bravery. It teaches you to do things on your own rather than depending on others or just following the crowd.
7. Need a Valentine?
May I direct your attention to the people who love you and whose affections you often overlook? Meet your parents, siblings and friends. Spend some time with them if you are lonely -have a family night, watch a movie, or just order in your favourite junk food.
8. Take off those rose-tinted glasses
Not all relationships are as beautiful as you think they are. If you want an example, have a look at the number of celebrities who have split this year.
Relationships are not always what they seem. There are fights, arguments, drama, emotional stress, abuse and several other dark elements that are enough to make hearts go stale.
via – indiatimes