Valentine's Day is a holiday that is all about love and happiness. It is filled with cards, chocolates, hearts and flowers. Most people love this day, right? Not exactly. For various reasons, Valentine's Day can be a very depressing day. If you're single, alone or are struggling with an addiction, this might be one of the worst days of the year.
If you are struggling with this upcoming holiday, there are several things you should keep in mind. These activities and thoughts will keep you from spiraling down the depression road that might be lingering in the background. Need quality and affordable drug treatment in Greensboro NC? Call Legacy in 2017!
More Tips for Avoiding Valentine's Day Depression
Spend the day making plans for warmer weather. This is an exciting activity that will leave you happy and full of things to look forward to in the coming months.
If you have children, take a few treats to their school or day care. This will make you and your child happy.
Do something nice for someone who's been supportive of you in the past. It doesn't have to be a love interest or family member. Choose a person who has done nice things for you in the past.
Remember how quickly this day will pass. Some holidays last for a week or more but this one will be here and gone in one day. If you're dreading Valentine's Day, you won't have to suffer very long.
Instead of spending money on Valentine's Day, try to do the opposite. Be fun and creative, especially if you have someone you would like to give a gift to. Think outside the box and save your money.
If you're alone this Valentine's Day, take time to write a letter to your future significant other. It might seem silly, but you'll find a lot of comfort in expressing your feelings. Explain in the letter that this holiday isn't your favorite and also talk to them about what you're looking for in a future partner.
If you're feeling especially anxious or depressed on Valentine's Day make sure you throw in some physical activity. You might even want to try something new like paddle boarding, skiing or yoga. Consider staying active the entire day. It will keep your mind off the depression and ignite endorphins so that you'll feel happier and more calm. Trying something new will make things exciting.
Staying busy can help you keep your mind off of this day, as well. If you're planning to spend the day alone, don't just sit around and think. Instead, clean your home from top to bottom, organize your closet or re-arrange furniture. Stay busy and distract yourself.
We hope these tips help you this Valentine's Day. You don't have to spend the holiday sad and depressed. Use these tips and the ones you find in our previous blog post to find happiness, even if you're alone.
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