By: Elizabeth Lewis www.loveandlaughterlifecoaching.com
January is over and February is already here. Winter weather remains but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For some (in relationship) it can be a fun time to celebrate romance and love. For singles who are not in relationship, it is “Singles Awareness Day.” So here are some ideas for you to do if you’re IN or OUT of relationship (2 different lists).
If you’re in relationship:
- First—make Valentine’s Day last all month! Not just one night! Be thankful for your partner.
- Focus more on your partner’s needs.
- If you already don’t know your partner’s love language, discover it and flaunt them with it (The 5 Love Languages can be Googled and there are tests you can take to see what your primary love language is). This is also a great book by Gary Chapman. This is good to know and flaunt 365 days a year.
- Renew your dreams (personally, professionally) Talk about the roadblocks?
- Write sweet notes and scatter them around the house. (Chocolate kisses, too!)
- Eat by candlelight every Sat. night.
- Pray out loud together all month (if you already don’t do so) OUT LOUD is the key here. You WILL become closer.
- 30-second kisses every day!
- Give each other a hot oil massage (2 separate nights). Have it be an “All About YOU” night
- Write down 100 reasons you love your spouse/ lover and share a few each day in February.
If you’re not currently in relationship:
- Work on you—focus more positive energy into who you are and who you want to be. (Hire a life coach- I know a few)!
- Write down something every day for which you’re grateful. Continually live in a state of gratitude!
- Treat yourself to a massage, new bottle or perfume or new dress.
- Gather with other single friends for dinner, drinks and/or dancing.
- Fall in love with something new (Yoga? Running? Dancing? Cooking?)
- Send sweet notes to someone else
Practice random acts of kindness
- Make homemade valentines
- Write down your love goals (You want to take a dating break, start dating this month, try online dating, visualize what your future partner will be like, make a vision board, etc).
- Exercise longer than normal to feel extra good!
- Embrace your singleness….. Think about all the money you’re saving. How you’re not settling. You have more free time. You’re more productive in your day).
If all else fails………….. eat chocolate and drink wine. Seems to always be a good cure for anything.
Love is our true destiny. We don’t find the meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another. By: Thomas Merton
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. By: Bil Keane