Valentines Day is here! The day you have been waiting for all year. A day that is all about love and chocolate. Really what else does one need? Except, oh yeah, you aren’t in a relationship this year so you are going to be single on Valentine’s Day and you are going to be the ONLY one without a date. Woe is you.
C’mon people! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. In all it’s forms. So let’s do it!
There are many reasons to be happy if you are single on Valentine’s Day. Here are 5 of them.
1. The pressure is off.
I have a client who just yesterday was lamenting that Valentine’s Day was right around the corner. Every year she has such big expectations for the day and every year her husband lets her down completely. One year he split a dozen roses with a co-worker and brought them home. Really.
Did you know that post – Valentine’s Day is the #2 time of year for break ups (#1 is right after New Years when people think “I am not going to do one more holiday with this person.”) And the reason for Valentine’s break ups is because people feel let down, again.
This year, because you are single, you get to make whatever you want out of your Valentine’s Day. What do you want to do? Get a bunch of friends and drink tequila? Go to a sappy movie? Dance the night away? Binge-watch Game of Thrones? Whatever you want. The sky is the limit. And it’s your choice.
And just imagine that, for once, Valentine’s Day will be everything that you want it to be because you are in charge.
2. Eat chocolate.
Let’s get right down to it. Valentine’s Day is particularly about the love of chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate? If there was ever a reason to be happy that you are single on Valentine’s Day is that you can have chocolate, as much as you want, and all to yourself.
Word on the street is that dark chocolate is the best for you. It is very nutritious, is a great source of anti-oxidants, improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure, and helps balance your cholesterol.
Personally, I like milk chocolate which may not have the same qualities as dark but it makes me smile every time I eat it. Especially if there is caramel in the middle.
So, eat chocolate! On this day, eat as much as you want. It’s not like you are going to have to get naked in front of someone at the end of the day. Do it!
I personally have a bowl of chocolate pudding with my name on it in my fridge, waiting for me to indulge. Kind of exciting.
3. You can love that most important person. Yourself.
This is a tough one. It’s really hard to love ourselves much less put ourselves first on the list of those we love. But it’s very important that we do and Valentine’s Day is a great day to practice that.
I personally have a list of the things that I love about myself and that list is going to be front and center for me on Valentine’s Day.
I love that I am a direct and honest person, sometimes to a fault, but it is a thing that people say they appreciate about me. I love that I have so many friends who know they can rely on me to be there, anytime and anywhere. I love that I am funny and sarcastic and a fabulous flirt. I love how I feel walking down the street in my tight jeans and cowboy boots. I love the work I do with my clients. I love that I am 53 and rocking it.