5 Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day On Your Own

Being alone on Valentine’s Day may leave you feeling like the only person without a partner. It’s easy to let all the Valentines day hype make you feel like something is missing if you are not in a relationship on this particular day.

Although you may feel like you’re the only one without a partner, there are many others in the same situation as you. The best way to manage feelings of loneliness on this day involve shifting your focus and aiming to be happy with what you already have.

Here we share 5 Top Tips on enjoying Valentines day when you are single in lockdown.

  1. Be Kind to Yourself

Make it a day to treat yourself, eat your favorite foods, watch your favourite film, have a bubbe bath, bake a cake.

Exercise can lift your mood and help take your mind off things, so try walking, running or taking part in an online exercise class.

Do something that you enjoy.

2. Reach Out to Someone

Take the opportunity to reach out to someone whom you haven’t spoken to in a while. You never know who else might also be feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day and will welcome the chance to catch up.

Hearing a familiar voice or seeing a friendly face on zoom can make us feel less isolated.

Join an online community or peer-support group so you can talk to others about how you feel. Groups like the Side by side and the SANE Support Forum are available 24 hours a day.

3.Brighten Someone Else’s Day

Do you know someone who has recently lost a significant other?

A small gift on Valentine’s Day would mean a lot and would make you feel good as well.

4.Avoid Love Triggers

Avoid watching romantic movies and listening to love songs. These types of activities are sure to produce sadness about being alone during this holiday.

5.Make someone else feel loved

Making someone else feel loved is incredibly satisfying.

Do something special and surprise someone that you care about. Your parents, your children, your friends.

You can find further information on coping with loneliness here