Whether you are in a relationship or not, the greatest gift you can give yourself and/or your relationship on Valentine’s day is to set yourself free from other people’s image of it. This is how to not let Valentine’s Day stress you out!
This day can be one of the most challenging days to resist comparing yourself to others. You might see people sharing various ways they are celebrating on social media and start evaluating your relationships and your self-worth based on one day. Some people even feel inadequate because they are not currently in a relationship.
Over the years, I’ve had to learn to take control of how I define true love and romance, and how I celebrate it on this day. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation to evaluate your relationship or worth based on one day. But, please, do not do it!
Valentine’s Day does not define you or your relationship.
There are no laws that require you to celebrate Valentine’s Day a certain way, or even at all. It is a human-made holiday! It does not carry any actual importance and does not define your destiny. So, although it’s hard to refrain from comparison to others, try it anyway!
If you are celebrating today, do it the way you want. If you are not celebrating, be confident in that choice. And, if you are single, try your best to not feel inadequate. It really is just another day of the week. If you recently went through a breakup, check out this post with some tips on not letting that temporary pain break you.
At the end of the day, do not let Valentine’s Day stress you out. Spread love, give love, and love yourself every day.