This day can make us feel thankful for those who care for us or it can remind us how alone we feel.
If you are in a relationship, this is a good day to celebrate your partner. Let him or her know how much you appreciate the small things. Let your partner know those special things that he or she does that make you glad you are together.
If you are not currently in a relationship this is a good time to recognize how you are feeling. If you are grieving over the loss of a previous relationship, this may be a good time to get some help to get you through this difficult time.
Maybe you are satisfied and happy to have your independence. If this is true for you, consider yourself your own Valentine. Do something special to take care of you today.
Either way, this day can be a day of self reflection. It is a good idea to check in with yourself from time to time to see if things are going the way you want them to or not. If they are going the way you want them to, great! If not, this may be a good time to work on making your life more of what you want it to be.
If your goal is to find a significant other ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do I like myself? If the answer is yes, great! If the answer is no, working to improve your self esteem is a great place to start.
2. Do I do things that will help me meet someone? If you tend to spend time alone at home and/or work, you are not likely to meet someone. Get out and get involved. There are a lot of classes and/or volunteer opportunities that will get you closer to meeting someone with similar interests.
If your loneliness has caused you to turn to gambling, spending or compulsive eating to make you feel better, we can help. If you are in a relationship that is struggling we can also help with that.