How to Beat Stress On Valentines Day
Did you know that more of the 65% of the population in the United States said that they are feeling stressed out about Valentine’s Day?
Maybe you are feeling the same way that’s why in this short article I am going to give you smart tips to shift your emotions around.
But what causes the stress in the first place?
The number one factor is the unrealistic expectations about Valentine’s Day. You see, the Marketing Industry, for many years is building up the ideal situation about this day in order to boost sales.
You are going to be very disappointed if you fall for this. It never happens even to the best of the families.
Social Media is another critical factor that builds up stress. The ideal type of couple, the influencers lifestyle and the perfect night will never happen in the real world especially if you are married for a long time.
Comparison is another factor which will overwhelm you with stress. Each couple is unique and they should be allowed to express themselves in their own way.
They say that “Comparison is the Thief of Joy” and this seems to be the ultimate truth when it comes to Valentine’s day.
If you are still single, you may find yourself being overwhelmed with loneliness on this day.
What can you do?
First and above all remind yourself that your relationship is not just about Valentine’s Day. You have another 364 days during the year to celebrate, to express your love and appreciation. So don’t bank a lot on this day because it’s just ONE day.
Stop comparing your marriage, or your relationship with the Instagram type of couples. In most of the situations this is not real.
I am old enough to remember that Valentine’s Day introduced to my country when I was about 14 years old. Guess what? My parents were living happily prior to that day and because they were not familiar with this type of celebrations, they never observed Valentine’s Day.
Was this catastrophic? No!
Another way to avoid disappointment is to discuss with your spouse and plan for Valentine’s how you want to spend that day.
If you are still single you can gather with friends or go to the movies for that night so you don’t feel alone and isolated from the world.
Embrace your Uniqueness
Every marriage or relationship, for this matter, is unique. There is nothing written in the stone about HOW you SHOULD spend Valentine’s Day.
Maybe you want to go for an excursion in the mountains…or you want to cook something special at home, or to go to a theater or movies or do something beyond the cliché. Guess what? That’s fine…
Give yourself and your partner the permission to express themselves in their own unique way.
And remember to be kind and affectionate on the 15th of February also.
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