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Enjoy A Magical Valentine’s With 5 Tips

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most wonderful time of the year aside from Christmas. It’s the time of year where every couple celebrates how many years they have been together, families show each other how much they love them and for friends to show how much they care.

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We all love Valentine’s Day, some more than others. I was proposed to on Valentine’s, Lukas was conceived around the time and all in all, I have a family member whose birthday is on the day as well.

However, it is one of the second most seasons for some people that is not the greatest. It has the second-highest rate of suicides due to loneliness and depression, aside from Christmas. I want to write this post in order to help combat the statistics and provide those struggling with depression and loneliness with the ability to survive another year.

Magical Valentine’s Tip 1:

Talk to someone about how you’re feeling. It doesn’t have to be a loved one, it can also be the suicide prevention line as well. (This is the American site, I will also provide the Canadian site as well here.)

When you talk with someone about how you’re feeling, it shows that when they talk to you, that they care. Everyone needs a bit of love and kindness despite what is happening.

My husband and my son are the reason I am still alive today. They give me hope and a reason to live. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. I know that there are a lot of people out there that don’t have someone and that is why I have provided the suicide prevention lines.

Magical Valentine’s Tip 2:

For all my single people out there, I recommend you find other single people that you are friends with and hang out with them. Maybe do a friendship date to celebrate how long you have been friends.

I recommend the Boathouse on the Pier in New Westminister. My husband and I went there when he proposed to me. We had a wonderful time there and they have such good food.

Magical Valentine’s Tip 3:

I love giving myself a spa date to help unwind from the previous holidays. My mom has said that Valentine’s shouldn’t be about having to be with someone, it should be about loving yourself. I know that it may be hard to love yourself at this time of year but if you provide yourself love and happiness, you can achieve anything.

When you give yourself self-care, you are setting yourself up for success and prosperity.

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Magical Valentine’s Tip 4:

I mentioned self-care, buddying up with another single friend and talking with someone, even if its the suicide prevention line. However, the remaining 2 tips that I have for you will be hard for you. Talking to an anonymous person is a lot easier than talking to your family.

This tip is talking to a trusted person of your choosing. Someone you can trust to help you. Someone that you can trust to hold your secrets and will stand by you when you decide to tell your family.

My person has always been Kiefer in these past 7 years. He may be my husband, but he is my rock and helps me move past my problems by helping me to solve them.

Magical Valentine’s Tip 5:

To be honest, I didn’t know what to put down for tip number 5 because I think I pointed out many different tips to help you. However, Tip 5 is just as important as the rest. I had to gather other information on what would be a great tip and I believe that you can do all these and more.

That being said, Tip 5 is all about reiterating Tip 3. I cannot stress the need to love your self more. You do not need to give yourself self-care, but you need to be able to find that inner child inside of you and offer it support and love.

This is part of a program I am doing with my counselor, which is focussed on self compassion. When you offer support and love to that abused inner child, you are setting yourself up for love. I know it might be hard but it is well worth it. I am currently in the visualization part of my self compassion module and it has helped not be so negative towards myself.

What other tips do you have as a single person dealing with mental health?

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