Monday 24 February, 2020

6 Ways for single Bajans to survive and even enjoy Valentine's Day

Singles may need special protection to prevent hurt feelings, sadness, depression and possible anger as February 14 approaches.

 

Valentine's Day is around the corner, there is no denying that, so as a means to be better prepared singles should steel their reserve and come up with plans to avoid all the upcoming "lovey-dovey mush" headed this way.

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You could easily run to your favourite restaurant and drown your sorrows in ice cream or comfort food but maybe some other options might assist in the thought process to help you face and survive Valentine's 2020.

 

So here are six things you can do if you're single on Valentine's Day:

 

1. Have your parents be your Valentines:

It may seem childish but a connection with your parents is not something everyone has or can have. So, to those that do have healthy, precious relationships with their parents, why not take the moment to give them some love at this moment? Buy your mom some flowers or take your dad out to lunch or buy them something they would love or maybe take them both out to dinner. 

 

2. Celebrate Yourself: 

Of course, some people don't care either way about whether they are single or not on February 14. They are good either way. But for some, not having a date on Valentine's Day can be a bit hard. This may be the best time to celebrate yourself. You are worthy of love, greatness and celebration just like anyone else so why not give yourself all the love on this day?

And with that in mind...  

 

3. Buy yourself a gift: 

Treat yo' self.

You deserve it.

Buy something just for you that will not necessarily send you to the poor house but that will gas you up. Buy something you always wanted. Take a Spa Day. Get a pedicure. Do a Day-Pass at a hotel or rent a room just for you and order room service. It is a good way to boost your confidence and show yourself some love via gift-giving to your number one fan - You.   

 

4. Make Valentines for those in need:

Giving back at a time like this is really important because there are so many people who do not have love in their lives. So try donating time or gifts to people who would definitely need that too. 

 

5. Try something new: 

We are not saying to risk life and limb, but do something exciting and different that is out of your comfort zone. It is not too late to try signing up for horseback riding or even just scuba diving that day. Try a Paint and Sip or even just go to a restaurant or bar you never tried before. Try something new. The options are endless.

 

6. Re-evaluate your goals: 

Some people often forget that being single is not the worst place or thing to be. Maybe this is the time for you to take stock and do some journaling or to meditate on how far you have come and where you want to go. Don’t fall under the pressure or let someone tell you how to live your life. If you’re not ready for a relationship, that’s your choice. Whether you had a bad breakup recently or years ago or whether dating isn’t really your thing, you shouldn’t have to explain yourself. Most of all this day is about love so aligning your goals and taking time out for you is a great way to get through February 14 and move on to February 15. 

 

Are you single and only looking to mingle, or will you take up one of these tips this year?

 

 

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