How to Trash Valentine's Day's Emotional Triggers
If you’re in a relationship and Valentine’s Day is a non-issue, great! Same thing if you’re single and loving it. Valentine’s Day is just another day on the calendar. But if you're not Steven Kaufman, Author of “How to Get Out of the Dumps”, had tips for surviving the romantic day with a smile and love in your heart!
- The number one way to avoid the Valentine’s Day Blues: Preparation. You know the garbage is picked up once a week on a certain day. You prepare for that by gathering up all the garbage in advance. Do the same thing here. If you know Valentine's Day is coming, why not have all the garbage around it tossed before the big day?
- If you’re part of a couple and you feel pressure to be perfect on Valentine’s Day, do this before the holiday.
If you’re single and you’re just dreading this day:
- Find the Triggers. What’s triggering the knot in your stomach. A song that was the favorite of you and your ex? The smell of the pizza shop around the corner? Shine your mental spotlight on those triggers. That takes their power away. Do this before the holiday.