Hello Health and Lifestyle VIPs,
It’s Dr. Bernadette your friendly informative family medicine doctor prescribing health, healing and happiness and helping you to transition to your passion and purpose. Are you looking forward to a happy Valentine’s Day? If it does not make your A-list of holidays, that’s okay. Boxes of chocolate, flowers, intimate dinners and sparkly gifts are not the backdrop of everyone’s Valentine’s Day. The truth of the matter, some of us cannot wait until 12:01 a.m. on February 15th.
If you have not met the “right” person yet, do not allow holidays with love themes to dampen your mood. Instead of approaching Valentine’s Day with ill-feelings, show yourself some love. I hear what you are thinking, “I am sick of all the psychology, I want romance.” Believe me, I get it. But, until your single season is over, what can the lonely do on Valentine’s Day to fight the blues? Here are five options that can keep you out of the dumps:
- Plan a night out with your single friends. Agree ahead of time to not commiserate in your singleness. It’s time to have fun and laugh. What about dressing up and looking cute––or handsome? Hangout somewhere or do something new that you all have been wanting to try.
- Exchange––or give––a gift with someone who shares your single status. It does not need to break the bank, just bring a smile. It is a love tap from cupid that all are remembered on Valentine’s Day. Go ahead and pick up a little something for yourself too.
- Make Valentine’s Day a personal day. If you can, play hooky from work. Enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant and have some dessert! Schedule spa services. Buy a new lipstick shade. How about a new hair style of cut? If none of these ideas bring you the warm fuzzies, then, make it a pajama day, watch movies and order in––do you.
- Attend a social function, preferably one where a love connection is at least possible. Be creative, you can host your own soiree and guests can be required to bring a single person who they have no romantic interests. You can always check out what is happening about town and mix and mingle.
- Take a social media break. If it causes you emotional upset to see posts of everyone else’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, this would be a good time to put a pin in social media. Seriously, spare yourself the grief.
If nothing on this list suits your fancy, just think, it will all be over in twenty-four hours. By the way, if you are still single, September 23, 2017 is National Single’s Day!
Have a happy Valentine’s Day…I will be working late, but I am picking up my favorite candle and something special.
I appreciate you taking time to read my blog. I usually post a new one on Thursdays; however, this one is early to give extra support––if needed––to my single VIPs on Valentine’s Day. Remember to spread the love by sharing this blog.
In Health, Healing and Happiness,
Bernadette Anderson, M.D., M.P.H. has devoted the past 20 years to developing, teaching and educating others on the principles of health and lifestyle transformation. Her approach is to provide simple tools to allow people to be champions of their own healing, health and happiness and transition to a life of purpose and passion. These are the same tools that helped her drop over 140 pounds! She is the founder of Faith Family Health, Inc., a speaker, a health expert for media, bestselling and international published author, has appeared on national commercials and featured in highly-recognized online magazines.Visit her at DrBernadetteMD.com.