Be your own Valentine
Sometimes the world seems like Noah’s Ark, everyone in pairs – two by two. Christmas is barely over and shops gear up to Valentine’s Day assaulting you with flowers, teddy bears, chocolates and love hearts.
Happy and single
Whether you buy into the hoopla about Valentine’s Day or not it can certainly seem that everyone is in a couple at times. The important thing to remember if you’re not is, that’s ok and it’s ok to be happy about it. Being in a relationship is not necessarily the key to happiness and you also cannot expect your boyfriend /girlfriend to be the answer to everything.
Everyone is different and this is reflected in what we want out of life. There are lots of good reasons why you may not want a relationship or feel as though you are not ready to have a relationship with someone right now.
This is your life and it’s not a dress rehearsal, so try not to spend your time while you’re single wishing that you weren’t. This is the time to build a life to satisfy you and enjoy the freedom of being single!
Benefits of being single
A lot of your big decisions only affect you and don’t involve a partner’s wants or needs
Spend time with other single people. It may be a good time to try joining a sports team to meet some new people. You can also take time out to concentrate on doing things you enjoy.
If friends are giving you hassle because you’re single, rest assured that you will meet someone when the time is right, or when the person feels right to be with. They also don’t have to be marriage material, but just someone who makes you feel comfortable and you can have a good time with.
Maybe on a day like today spend some time thinking about the things you like about yourself. Happy Valentine’s.