Alone on Valentine's Day? 7 Ways To Be Happy About It

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Glass is half full.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and for some this means chocolate and dying roses bought from the Kroger parking lot and matching bra and undies bought from Victoria's Secret in the hopes of getting some action. To others the big V Day means depression, loneliness, despair and over-eating. But it doesn't have to be!

This year, let's collectively decide that being alone on Valentine's Day is not a bad thing, and it does not make you a loser but rather it makes you better than those who are stuck paying extraordinarily high prices on pre-fixe dinners, telling themselves that eating an entire box of chocolates is OK "because it's a holiday," and being disappointed when one or both you and your partner fall asleep because you ate and drank too much and no sex happened again!

This year let's use Valentine's Day to get happy! But how, you ask? Easy.

Pretend This Is Any Other Day
So what that hearts and Hershey's kisses are getting slammed down your throat at every corner you turn, you can easily ignore this holiday. Why are all the weird old ladies at your job wearing red today? It's probably some sort of cancer support or UH Cougar thing. Why did someone leave a pink frosted cupcake on your desk? Surely stranger things have happened at your job, like that time someone stole a container of peanut butter from your desk drawer. The point is, you can easily come up with reasons why people may be acting weird; people are fucking weird. This has nothing to do with any silly holiday.

Make Yourself LaughThey say laughter is the best medicine, and they weren't just talking about for a cold or lupus. Laughter is also good at curing depression and self-pity. How do you get your giggle-on when you feel like poop? Turn on Netflix and stream The Jerk with Steve Martin. When was the last time you saw that movie? Do you remember how incredibly hilarious it is? Did you remember that he names his dog Shithead, and he sings a song in the bathtub about a Thermos? I bet you have forgotten. It will get you laughing (if you have weed this could make it even funnier).

Get Your Groove OnYou may be tempted on your lonely Valentine's Day to lay on the floor crying and singing along to Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me on repeat. "Don't," I say; this is a bad idea.

Before you make that "My Life Is A Bottomless Pitt of Despair" Spotify playlist, decide that you are going to listen to nothing but music that makes you happy. Need some suggestions? Go download Arthur Conley's Sweet Soul Music and play it back-to-back with Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke and get up and shake your groove thing. There is no depression out there that these two songs can't cure. They are two awesome songs about other awesome songs. I challenge you to listen to them and not be happy about life.

Treat Yo SelfGo to the Galleria and buy something ridiculous that is not going to make you feel bad the following day. You have totally wanted a pair of shoes for months. Just buy them. You deserve them and not because it's a stupid Hallmark holiday and you are alone but because you have a job that you work hard at and are a good person who is worthy of a new pair of Toms.

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