This entry is already severely late! But most importantly I survived it. Well I didnt have any relationship that was able to live through vday, but being in a new environment where people tend to be more open about matters changed my mindset as well. I feel a little miserable everytime when I see couples around cos it kind of reminds me that something in me is missing and I just lacked that kind of couple love. So if you happen to be yearning for a lover’s presence, caress and to surrender to his love,but have no such person to celebrate with you during vday, dont feel depressed. Here are some of my advice on how to get through this day. Ready?
1. Start off the day wishing everyone happy single independence day!
Screw the valentines. If there is a day for couples, there should be a day for singles too! But since there is no official date for that,why not just be a troll celebrate it alongside with vday? Furthermore if you celebrate world aids day with no aids, you can also celebrate vday as a single! Write your well wishes for singles on facebook and be prepared to get likes.
2. avoid all social media after posting your status.
Bet everyone will be dying by then! But during this period of time, your facebook walls will be flooded with photos of roses, couples,bears and chocolates. Why look at all these love professing when you will get gloomy after that? It is your day to proclaim your freedom.Show it to couples that your lives are better off than them,without the need to tolerate quarrelling and accomodating and looking at black faces. But first you have to stop flooding yourself with images and posts which you know that you will be upset with after looking at them.
3. Mindset is important
Think happy thoughts! Dont think of your failed relationships if you see couples cuddling in a corner. Jealousy kills and depressing minds just ruin your day. Be happy, stay hopeful, carry yourself confidently.
4.Have a meet up with your single friends!
YH and I went to get Koi after lecture ended. Had a great time gossiping about the lecturers and cracking horrid jokes about them. Tell jokes and laugh at your own jokes, like a chemical catalyst product catalysing its on reaction! Laughing really makes you forget about your problems. In fact, laugh everyday.
5. eat healthy
does this bowl of fruit salad look tasty? (Photo credit:winnerdinner.com)
By the look of it I am already tempted to eat it! Get rid of all the guilty feeling you are going to get from eating chocolate and drinking alcohol. Or worse, binge eating to get over your misery. Indulge yourself in fruit salad instead simly because it is a health food and you will get glowing after finishing one bowl of it. And feel happy after that!
6. Dont succumb to temptation
Believe it or not, this was actually sold in school during vday: (photocredit: spreadshirt.com)
I felt like buying it! But people gonna judge me if they see me wear this shirt! You dont have to proclaim your singlehood by degrading youself to a white, wrinkled, big-head troll. Instead just be confident and proud about it. Personality and a smile is more important in winning over what you deserve (I need to work on that too!). All valentine day promotions are just a commercial way of attracing people to waste money. And money cant get you everything. What are you going to do with that shirt in 10 years time?
Alright, that’s all from me. These strategies kept me alive for vday, and supposedly for the rest of my single life until I find someone….or remain happily single for the rest of my life! Meanwhile, be yourself, stay confident!