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7 Things NOT to Do This Valentine’s Day

Lyndsay Rush | AdminSecret

February 08, 2010

4. Reenact MTV Spring Break.

The last thing you need to do is drink your way out of this holiday. While it is perfectly acceptable (and fun!) to dress up and go out with your girlfriends on the eve of V-Day, don’t channel your inner “Senior year spring break.” Remember, this is just another day on the calendar and you taking 4 tequila shots is not going to fix anything about your love life. 5.Take yourself for granted.

This is a big one. Do whatever it takes to get perspective on life amidst the flower, candy and romance-induced mayhem. Your worth and value as a human being and sister, daughter, friend is in no way influenced by your relationship status. Keep your chin up and focus on what you have accomplished this year or what you hope to accomplish in the future. You are loved and valued for more than your ability to snag a significant other.

6 .Be alone.

The chances of the above "not to do’s” occurring is exponentially higher if you are alone on Valentine’s Day. Gather with friends over dinner. Get some pals and go see a flick. Open a bottle of champagne with your best friend. Do whatever it takes to surround yourself with love. This is one of the best ways to ensure you spend the night having fun and focusing on the wonderful, non-romantic loves in your life.

7. Overlook the good in your life.

This one goes along with the ‘taking yourself for granted’ no-no. Although it is easy to be swept up by romantic comedies, candelight dinners, past lovers, roses, chocolates, teddy bears, and diamonds, there is much in life that is equally – if not more – important. Try making a list of blessings in your life. From “roof over my head” to “amazing nail polish collection,” pen all of the things in your life that make it excellent. We need reminders of this every day and not just Valentine’s Day.

At the end of the day, what really matters is a healthy perspective on February 14 and all that comes along with it. In no way do I mean to imply that this should be a day of doom and gloom to those of us who are not currently in a relationship but I offer this list as an opportunity to maintain perspective amidst a wildly commercial day focused on romantic love. Cheers, ladies, to a day full of love — in whatever way it reveals itself to you!

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