Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine’s Day Ideas After Break Up, When You’re Single

Valentine’s Day Ideas after a break up,when You’re Single.

With a bit of creativity and thought, you can come up with some interesting Valentine’s Day ideas when you’re single. There is no reason why single people can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day and have some fun. If you are single, don’t feel sad or be depressed, feel happy for friends who are in a relationship and carry on to make arrangements for you to go out and have a good time as well. Of course, if you have recently gone through a relationship breakup, the day may seem like it will be more difficult to deal with. This is when family and friends can help you focus on something else. There are many ways to divert your thoughts to other things and away from all the promotion and ballyho associated with Valentine’s Day.

Although Valentine’s Day is usually perceived as being for couples and lovers only, many singles have taken things into their own hands and as it is supposed to be a day where you show your love for someone, they will focus on friends and family instead of being down in the dumps because they don’t have a significant other at the moment. Most are aware that things change and their time will come so they make plans to participate in other interesting events. For example, they call some friends and arrange a skiing trip or tobogganing party at their favorite hill. Adults can enjoy a day of cascading down the side of a slippery slope on an inner tube just as much as the kiddies. Get a group together and go out to dinner and a movie. Consider hosting a card or game night for family or friends, or have a little birthday party for Cupid. What about a friendly competition of mini-putting or bowling and the winner or loser buys the pizza afterward. Not everything has to revolve around just couples, giving gifts, or sentimental Valentine’s Day cards. No law says that single people need to be sad or miserable on Valentine’s Day. Each of us can enjoy the day if we put our minds to it.

Visiting with family, or helping your nieces and nephews with their valentines cards for school buddies and friends is another of several Valentine’s Day ideas when you’re single. Children love help with their pet projects and you may enjoy a laugh or two as they pick out their cards for their chums.

If you really would rather be on your own, there are ways you can help yourself deal with Valentine’s Day, stay out of the doldrums, and focus your mind on more pleasant thoughts. Grab a couple of good movies, make a big bowl of popcorn, and settle in for an enjoyable home theater evening. Curl up with that best seller you’ve been meaning to read. You can treat yourself to something you enjoy or want, you deserve it. What is to say that you can’t buy yourself a few flowers or a box of your favorite chocolates to lift your spirits. Resurrect that hobby you have stored in the closet or find a new one to try. Buy your pet a new toy, or take it out for a long walk and playtime. You can focus your attention on your dog, cat, or any other pet who always gives you their love, attention, and loyalty without question. No one says that you can share your love on Valentine’s Day with your pet rather than a “significant other”.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a depressing or lonely day for singles. Valentine’s Day ideas when you’re single can be fun and entertaining if you let your imagination take over. Think of things to do that might make other people happy and put a smile on their faces. Consider volunteering some time at a community center or senior’s home, and maybe whip up a batch of homemade cookies to hand out. You would make these people feel special and the act of giving your time and attention to them would make you feel good too. Don’t let yourself be depressed or sad on Valentine’s Day. Chin up and realize that by next year things will change and that you can enjoy Valentine’s Day this year if you put your mind to it.


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