When you’re single and don’t want to be, February is better known as Singles Awareness Month.
Everywhere you look, advertisers spending more money on romantic placements to put romance in every inch of space on the Internet, TV, and around town.
If that isn’t bad enough, the mere fact that you know that Valentine’s Day is approaching makes you see relationships everywhere.
Your friend’s photo with their significant other on Facebook. Strangers walking down the street decide to hold hands, seemingly right in front of you. Just about everywhere you look, February reminds you that you’re single, and that the rest of the world is in happy relationships.
But, that’s not true. It’s just a perception. And, perceptions create our reality. The great news is, that you can alter your perception. You can turn Singles Awareness Month into “The Month of Me.”
Perception starts with you, and this means it’s a great time to focus on yourself. Do things that make you happy, that make you feel like you have purpose or fuel your inner drive, and do the things that ultimately give you confidence of yourself– instead of looking for it elsewhere. ‘
Single or not, the activities that make you feel good, make you the person you are, and the person that others call family, friend, or BFF.
And while the adage says, “misery enjoys company,” try to not surround yourself with people who focus on negative ideas of being single or revel in belittling others in relationships.
And, if you still need help getting through February, you can always ask for help from family, friends, or a trusted therapist.