Valentine’s Day can be a day full of love, joy, and romance, but it can also be a day of incredible stress and anxiety. Here are 3 tips that can help those who consider Valentine's Day as more a source of stress than an enjoyable day.
1. Remind yourself that there are different types of love.
February 14th is a day to honor all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind, which means platonic hangs or self-love dates are totally allowed.
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the ones you love. If you are single or your relationship has hit a rough patch, give yourself a treat or hang out with your loved ones. Consider sending your friends and family Valentines. It is a great way to get some love back on the 14th and make other people feel loved and special.
2. Communicate to set expectations.
Communication is essential to ensure no one feels let down.
Whether you are in a 20-year relationship or you are starting a new relationship, it is always a good idea to chat about what your ideal Valentine’s Day would look like and what your partner's ideal would be like. Setting expectations can help keep the stress at bay.
3. Relax to enjoy.
You might want everything to be perfect on Valentine's Day which can make you a little edgy, or something might come up that can overwhelm you on this special day. When stress kicks in, you just don't feel your best.
Take some time to relax before your date. Natural stress relief, like meditation, deep breathing, and sipping caffeine-free herbal tea, can help ease your anxiety. Try sipping on a lovely cup of rose petal tea or rose hydration which are a natural way to melt that stress and anxiety away. So you can celebrate love with sheer joy!
Valentine's Day is a time of year to celebrate all kinds of love, including self-love. No matter what type of relationship you are in, be calm, be positive, and love who you are. Nothing is more attractive than a woman who has a cheerful smile.
Happy Valentine's Day!
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