How to Not Be Sad on Single Awareness Day
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day of the year when every single person is reminded of how alone they are. For those who are in a relationship on Valentine’s Day, this day is looked on with happiness instead of bitterness. You get to avoid the pain of being alone while surrounded by couples expressing their love, and all the mushy stuff that comes with it.
“I try to treat it like a regular day,” Mikhail Breeden ‘19 said.
He also added that staying off social media and playing video games helps him forget about the confidence crushing atmosphere of the day. Breeden’s method of handling Valentine’s Day is similar to most people, distracting themselves from the day by doing something that they enjoy.
In addition to Breeden’s tips, there are some other things people can do to lessen their pain this Valentine’s Day. A good idea for people is to watch movies and eat their favorite snacks. This is a fun thing to do any day, but it’s also a good way to spend Valentine’s Day. You can hang out with other single friends and go places together. This is probably your best option if you’re alone on Valentine’s Day. Another thing you should try to do is not feel sorry for yourself. You can complain all you want about your situation, but that’s not helping you any. It can be difficult sometimes, but sometimes you just need to get over it. Whether you come up with your own plan or follow one in this article, it will help you not feel sorry for yourself all of February 14th.
Hopefully everyone, including you single people, have a productive and minimally depressing Valentine’s Day. Personally, I’m going to try to surround myself with other single friends. Maybe we’ll all end up depressed and not talking, but it’s better than being depressed alone. Or maybe we can learn to be happy by ourselves, because ultimately how can you be happy with someone else if you’re not happy by yourself?