4 tips on how to enjoy Valentine's Day if you're single

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Talking about Valentine's Day and Valentine's Day can be difficult for singles, so we've gathered psychologists' advice in one place on how to deal with this situation if you're currently single.

As every year, Valentine's Day is the biggest holiday of love and romance. Shops are stocked with roses, cards and hearts. For many, Valentine's Day is too commercial and too stressful period for genuine romance. "Valentinus" means "to be strong" in Latin. Keep this in mind when that day comes, whether you have a partner or not. Of course, this day of love is easier for those who are in happy relationships and marriages, while for singles, February can sometimes be a bit depressing.

Photos and videos of happy couples bombard us from all sides, that's why hard to shake the thought, that there is something wrong with us if we are not in a relationship. However, this kind of thinking has nothing to do with truth or reality, so it's best to spend Valentine's Day celebrating love both for yourself and to the people we love, whether we are in a romantic relationship or not.

1. Celebrate all kinds of love – and share it

It's the perfect time, literally you bring love to someone, who needs it - you bring heart-shaped sweets to an old lonely neighbor, give a teddy bear to a child in need, plan a get-together with friends who don't have a partner.

People who they care about the welfare of others through altruism, volunteering, or building relationships, they can be happier and less depressed. Don't wait for love to come to you - find her. Rejoice and celebrate the other beautiful relationships in your life. Love is not limited and reserved only for romance, it takes countless forms and now is the time to make it happen.

2. Organize your own version of Valentine's Day

Instead of focusing on the partner you don't have, focus on the love that is in your life. Valentine's Day is a great excuse for trip planning with friends from high school or college or to bake cookies with girlfriends. You can make paper airplanes with the children on the theme of love. Create your own Valentine's Day tradition and put on rose-colored glasses for a day - on all yours look at relationships romantically and with a positive atmosphere and we guarantee you that at the end of the day you will be thankful for all the people you have by your side.

Learn to appreciate yourself and remember that you love the people around you every day of the year, not just on the symbolic Valentine's Day.
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3. Learn to love yourself

Research shows that the act of hugging yourself creates feelings of love and positive emotions. Self-touch reduces cortisol levels and activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms us down. Take time for yourself, go for a walk, ski, treat yourself to a day at the spa. In any case, learn to love yourself and your body. Plan a day to love yourself, as this is a key step to healthy relationships with other people anyway.

4. Every day can be Valentine's Day

Think about the things you can do to show up each day your love and gratitude to someone, which is close to you. Learn to appreciate yourself and remember that you love the people around you every day of the year, not just on the symbolic Valentine's Day. When you practice thinking and expressing gratitude, each day will be better and your relationship will be richer

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