Valentine’s Day is that time of the year when people express their love for each other in different special ways. And there is nothing wrong with that, because expressing feelings, particularly love, is an important part of human behavior.
Time to Spice Things Up
If you are tired of going over the typical Valentine’s Day rituals, you might want to think of trying something new to spice things up, not just for yourself but for your relationship, too. Here are some suggestions you can try.
- It is quite normal to brag about your “perfect” Valentine’s Day date to your friends, but nothing should be more romantic than giving your partner your full attention and having deep meaningful conversations.
- Instead of coming up with all the ideas yourself, asking friends and family members about stories and suggestions for your next date is a simple yet effective way of spicing things up. Just do not go overboard into asking them to babysit and bring you to faraway places.
- Creating unforgettable memories means trying new experiences. If Valentine’s Day has somewhat become repetitive for you and your significant other in the past few years, engaging in new activities, like going on a hike or joining a painting class, can help you make the day extra memorable for the both of you. You may even find a new hobby by trying out new things.
- For those who are married with kids, take this opportunity to reminisce the good old days when you were still dating. Listen to music back in the day, order some fast food, and enjoy a bottle of wine. Forget about the kids and house for a moment and take a break with your significant other by enjoying the night together.
A New Perception of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, however, can be a day to dread if you have just broken up with somebody or are still single while your friends and family members are all getting cards, chocolates, and flowers. Some people do not even get into the Valentine’s Day rituals anymore and see it as just another day, which is fine as well.
Instead of moping around, feeling bitter, and experiencing Valentine’s Day stress, think about what you can give and what you should be thankful for. Reconnect with your family by writing your mother a card with the finest letterpress printing of her name, showing your appreciation for all the love and support she has given you. Or, send your friend a dedication photo for sticking with you during your trying times, through thick and thin.
Love should be celebrated not only on the 14th of February. Love should be given and shared in all days of the year. After all, it is an emotion that can heal people who may need it more. Whether you have a significant other or not, think about the people who need your love, as this can feel even more rewarding instead of feeling lonely or getting all your hopes up once a year.