It’s Valentine’s Day. And all over the country grand gestures will be made to prove to significant others and to the whole world how in love people are. Chocolates will be eaten. Movies will be watched. Flowers will be bought. Probably people will get engaged. It’s going to be super romantic.
And here you are single. Flying solo. And missing out.
And trust me. I get it. I’m married now. But I can still remember many holiday’s when I didn’t have my bride by my side.
And it’s easy to get down when it seems like the whole world is celebrating love and you aren’t.
So what can you do?
Here are three things you can do to survive Valentine’s Day when you’re flying solo.
#1 Know Your Worth
Your worth as an individual is not diminished by the fact that you aren’t in a romantic relationship. In fact, your value as a person has nothing to do with your relationship status.
You matter because you’re you.
You’re an incredible person created in the image of an incredible God. And because of that fact and that fact alone you have incredible worth and dignity.
Don’t buy into the lie that because you’re not in a relationship on a holiday that you are some how less significant. It’s just not true.
#2 Avoid The Hype
It’s tempting around the holiday’s to want to rush into a relationship or to say yes to a date just because that’s what people are supposed to do.
Societal pressure is strong. And sometimes the easiest thing to do is jump on the romantic bandwagon so that you don’t have to miss out on the holiday hype.
But it’s never a good idea to get into a relationship simply because you think you’re supposed to get into a relationship.
Relationships matter because people matter. You matter. And you deserve someone who will treat you like you matter.
So, don’t rush in.
#3 Count Your Blessings
Probably the best thing you can do when you’re feeling lonely around the holidays is to stop focusing your attention on the relationships that you don’t have and start focusing on the relationships that you do have.
There is a difference in feeling lonely and being alone.
Chances are you’re not alone. Even if you feel lonely.
There are great people in your life. People who love you dearly. People who have stood by your side through good times and bad. And that’s worth remembering. That’s worth celebrating.
So, count your blessings.
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