Valentine’s Day is the day of the year when everything is obnoxiously displayed with red roses, heart-shaped chocolates and avalanches of pink. A day celebrated on February 14th, with a prequel of at least 14 days of cheesy movies and unlimited pizza orders for the Western Hemisphere’s singledom.
Jokes aside, Valentine’s Day can take its toll on you if you’re single. Even if you’re not the kind who usually cares about flowers and plush toys, mid-February can be quite depressing for a single person — and it can be even more depressing for a single woman.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though.
Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be a celebration of all things kitschy and fluffy, but a holiday dedicated to love in all its forms. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating your 50th Valentine’s Day with your partner, or if you truly love your friends, your pet iguana or (especially) yourself, Valentine’s Day should be about love — and not only about couples.
So, single ladies, I call this: Let’s take over the Valentine madness and own ourselves this year!
Yes, we can!
Let’s Shut Down Our Social Media
... at least until the Valenapocalypse is over.
Really, avoid Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and keep your mind free of all the extra-filtered photos shared on February 14th. You may not usually care, but the harsh truth is that a flood of lovely pictures of couples smiling and sharing cotton candy is not good for your psyche.
Therefore, it helps to shut down your social media — at least for the time being.
Think of it this way too — you’re not getting too much out of scrolling through Facebook and Twitter anyway, so why not use that precious time doing something that makes you feel good?
Grab a romance novel and cuddle your blankets, take a long bubble bath, or start that workout regimen you swore you’d stick to on January 1st. According to a study from 2015, the average American wastes approximately 40 minutes on Facebook every day (not to mention other social networks).