Even the hardest nut to crack will generally have a soft centre, yet with the Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Singleton hard nuts may find themselves cracking slightly under the pressure of the most romantic day of the year.
If you find yourself getting emotional over the abundance of the colour red; heart shaped cut-outs; flowers; cards; chocolates; gifts; teddy bears and other Valentine’s Day inspired paraphernalia and find it too much to bear… then here are some top tips from Genevieve one of the UK’s leading dating coaches and CEO of the Elect Club in London on how to survive the day.
Don’t go out on your own – it’s predictable that you will spot couples who are out for an evening of romance and it could become too overwhelming with all the ‘love’ related decorations etc. Valentine’s Day this year is on a Saturday, the weekend makes it harder, however have a pamper day – have the girls over for a wine night or even a duvet day with your favourite films! Certainly try to avoid going out for a meal!
Be kind to yourself – take a step back and time some time out for yourself. If you have been putting too much pressure on yourself to find love, you may actually come across as desperate – making the search even harder!
Remind yourself how wonderful you are – something so simple but if you feel confident in yourself, you will portray this confidence for others to see. Write a list of all your good points, it’s easy to forget how fabulous you are, so this is a great, fun way to remind yourself!
Find people that love you and speak to/meet them on the day – spend time with the people that really matter in your life on Valentine’s day… it isn’t just about romance but also about showing people how much you love them. If you have friends in a similar situation send them something to cheer them up – Album Cards are a great way to cheer people up with a card sent through the post also featuring a code to redeem an album you choose for the recipient.
Nurture yourself – treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, have a new haircut, treat yourself to a nice bottle of wine or even a present for your house such as this wooden spice box from Spice Kitchen.
If you are in a loving, giving mood, these super cute pillowcases from Love Pillow Cases are the perfect gift to give, or even gift to your eternal optimist self! With several designs to choose from, the Love Pillow Cases are priced at £16.99 direct from LovePillowCases.co.uk. Love Mugs are also available for that extra cute factor!