“Valentine’s Day is a Holiday Invented by Greeting Card Companies”
[onehalf] Another Valentine’s Day, and another day of being sad, depressed, and lonesome. Does that sound like you? If so, let’s set some things straight and turn that frown upside down.
[quoteicon author=”Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004″]Random thoughts for Valentine’s day… today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap[/quoteicon]
Above is a quote from a movie I like, it embodies the feelings that many singles experience on the dreaded February 14th. The movie, although brilliant in portraying an untypical love story still follows a pseudo guideline of placing one’s happiness within a significant other.
Let’s go over that, but first one thing:
Valentine’s day is just regular day! It really is, so keep that at the front of your mind.
Most people fall into this trap of believing that they truly need a partner to be happy; all they see are their friends in relationships, and Hollywood love stories that make your heart melt. “Why can’t that be me?”, you might ask.”
There are some things you need to realize about Valentine’s Day before you can get it out of your life as a source of unhappiness:
Thoughts become real: If you place a significant amount of value around the meaning of Valentine’s Day, you’re going to be disappointed when it doesn’t add up on February 14th.
[quote author=”Mahatma Ghandi”]Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. [/quote]
[onehalflast]True happiness and love happens when you accept and are comfortable with yourself. That’s the only way you can attract your soul mate.
If you didn’t get the memo yet, here it is. Self-confidence serves as a magnet for attracting the right person to you with the perfect set of values, energy and mindse
When you are able to recognize, accept and honour the person that you are, there will be somebody heading your way. To truly love means to love yourself unconditionally.
My Advice for this Valentine’s Day!
Stop Comparing: everyone’s circumstances are different. Plus the grass always looks greener on the other side. Instead, find a unique quality about yourself and celebrate it on February 14th.
Adventure! Try something new on Valentine’s Day. Use one of your unique qualities to do something differnt. Whether its joining a new club or exploring your creative side let your brain envelop the Seratonin associated with doing something new! It will feel good and you never know, you just might meet someone special.
Socialize: Support and belonging is important. If Valentine’s Day brings on the blues make plans to see your friends and family. There is no need for you to be alone. Reach out!
Join me weekly for “My Advice” on Blab A weekly blab show hosted by yours truly and Co-Host Melanie Dardanou as well as guest experts! This week we’re blabbing about Valentine’s Day!” Whether you’re single and feel alone or have a partner and need some tips on how to spice things up, we’ve got you covered! Subscribe now to our show #MyAdvice [/onehalflast]