- First, consider that you are definitely not the only single person out there. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 80 million people will spend this holiday as singles.
- IF you’ve been invited to a party consider attending. There’s a strong possibility that you’ll meet other singles to spend time with.
- Consider getting a group of single friends together to go out for dinner and/or dancing.
- Use this day to try (or buy) something new. Work on a decorating or home improvement project or a new hobby or craft.
- Try giving or sharing your talents with other people by volunteering or helping someone else out.
- Use the night to catch up on overdue correspondence such as e-mails, letters, or thank you cards.
- Consider spending the evening listening to live music, or hanging out at a local coffee house or bookstore cafe. You can do your own thing but still be with other people.
- Use the night to catch up on your sleep. Get ready for bed a bit earlier and wind down sooner. Americans are generally sleep deprived so catch up when you can!
- Exercise today! Exercise will keep the endorphins flowing. You’ll feel more relaxed and sleep better.
- Valentine’s Day is about love and thanks but it’s not limited to a significant other. Treat a friend, family member, or co-worker who has really been supportive of you.
For more information on this or other topics contact:
University Counseling Center
224 Elkins Hall