The whirlwind of boxed chocolate, candy hearts and blooming bouquets is looming near. Pretty soon everyone around you will be dedicated to either confessions of love or thinly veiled contempt for PDA of any kind. But do you have to be either madly in love or lonely and bitter? The short answer: NO!
This Valentine’s day we recommend that you recognize the power that comes with being single! You have a unique opportunity to really invest in yourself.
To give you a boost here are a few simple reminders of why being single is a powerful moment in time:
Because it can be difficult to get a sense of when you’re truly ready for love… Are you searching for a relationship as a source of fulfillment? Are you using it as a solution to fight loneliness? Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean you have to feel lonely. Take the time to figure out what you need for self-fulfillment.
Because recognizing your self-worth is half the battle… Most damage to our self esteem is self inflicted. Try visualizing different versions of your best possible self. Appreciate the characteristics you already have, and engage the ones that need a bit more work. There is power in recognizing reality. What do you think makes you important? Once you can recognize your own self worth, it may become easier for others to see it as well.
Because your connection to yourself sets a foundation for the rest of your relationships… Falling in love with yourself can be harder than it sounds. It’s tough to gain access to your internal voice, especially if you are unaligned. To get a better sense of self we recommend mindfulness meditation or reiki. This can be the beginning of your internal romance.
Whether love is on the horizon or a goal for another time, you should take advantage of the power that is your single-hood. Claim this moment for yourself. Love yourself.