It's February again and everyone knows what that means: it's Love Month. Don't have a special someone to love it up with on the 14th? Believe it or not, it doesn't matter! You can celebrate V-Day with everybody else and have a great time doing it, even without a boyfriend.
Being single doesn't mean you won't get any love, or can't give some to others when you feel like it. While a little welcome romance never fails to put a smile on anyone's face, there are other ways to love and be loved this Valentine's season.
1. Send a sweet e-mail for no reason.
Dash off a quickie greeting first thing in the morning to that awesome, out-of-touch pal you’ve been too lazy to call. It’ll give you and her an instant lift.
2. Shock someone with a favor.
Let the super-rushed, stressed-out person behind you in the latte line go in front of you. You’ll feel like a gazillion bucks when you see the stunned look on his or her face (and if they’re not grateful, who cares).
3. Flirt with a yummy random guy.
Next time you’re cruising down the street or browsing for DVDs in the video store, make some stud’s day with a coy smile or small talk. Besides making him light up, your bod will feel a quick rush of exhilaration too.
4. Give props to a co-worker.
Compliment a colleague’s new haircut, new shoes, or buff bod (and, hello—really mean it). You’ll give her a little perk, and it shows you have enough confidence to spread it around.
Source: Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein, author of The Enchanted Self: A Positive Therapy