Valentine’s Day is a pretty weird day when you think about it. Some people are looking forward to this day, waiting for something special from a loved one.. Some people are afraid of Valentine’s Day; afraid of not getting anything on this day. For people who aren’t in a relationship, it’s often cringe-inducing to see other people get cards, flowers, candy, even if you’re not usually into that kind of thing. But it can be much more uncomfortable for the participating parties — suddenly there are baffling expectations that center on overpriced lingerie, armloads of roses, and tables-for-two. To take some of the stress out of the situation, check out our guide for February 14. How to survive Valentine’s Day?
Stay in the present reality, just enjoy the day. Don’t look up an ex or waste ti me fantasizing about someone with whom you’re not involved. Don’t think about your relationship’s future or troubles or replay past disappointing holidays.
Focus on giving love. Remember the love you feel is the love you give. Loving yourself is an important part of enjoying and getting the most out of your life. It’s also crucial for getting and maintaining satisfying relationships with others. Loving yourself is mainly having self-respect, which is the only dependable way to create love in your own life. To be able to be loved, you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others.
Let go of expectations. They plant the seeds of disappointment and resentment. Instead, be open to what your partner and the universe have in store for you.
Be creative. It shows an investment of time, love, and thought when you create something special. Create an original work of art. This might be anything from a song to a poem to a painting. Make a collage of your dream home, family, or past or future adventures together designed with photographs, or magazine clippings.
Whatever gift you decide to give, spotlight the reasons your partner matter to you