What To Do On A Valentine’s Day When You’re All Alone And Lonely
I used to hate valentine’s days. All the fuss around it always made me realize how lonely and alone I was. It made me think about all the bad stuff that was going on in my life because of social anxiety.
Everyone around seemed so happy. They were talking about the gifts and all the other stuff related to love, romance and Valentine’s Day. It made me feel sick to my stomach.
It made me feel lonely and depressed.
In fact, I could hardly wait for this day to be over.
Now, years later, I realize how unnecessary it was for me to have felt this way.
Valentine’s day has nothing to do with love.
It’s just a holiday that helps merchants make more sales… nothing more and nothing less.
People in love don’t really need this holiday.
If you love someone, show him or her your affection every day or at least when you want to. You don’t have to wait on some commercial holiday to do it.
And if you’re single, don’t let this day and the artificial love that’s in the air make you feel bad about yourself and your situation.
It’s just another day of the year.
And since you’re single you can do whatever you want.
You don’t have to plan a dinner and you don’t have to cook something special, hoping that it will turn out all right.
You don’t have to go out shopping.
You don’t have to think about what gift to buy.
And you don’t have to worry about spending the money on things that no one really needs.
You can save that money and invest it in something better.
Invest it in yourself!
That’s the best investment you can make and you’ll never be sorry.
So do whatever you want to do.
If you want this day to just pass by quickly, do things that will distract your mind and make you feel like time is flying by.
And if you want to be treated then treat yourself.
Buy yourself a chocolate. It doesn’t have to have hearts on the box. 🙂
Just buy yourself something you like.
Or take a bubble bath.
Listen to some good music.
Watch a good comedy.
Or buy yourself a book and read it.
Just don’t think about what you don’t have.
Think about what you can have and treat yourself.
And think about what you do have and be grateful.
Do whatever you need to do to switch your focus away from being lonely and turn it to something that makes you feel good.
Happy Valentine’s Day!