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It's that Time of Year

TIP: Valentine’s Day Stress


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​​​​Valentine’s Day can be filled with stress and anxiety when you focus too much on what you may or may not get out of it.

  • ​Are you are tired of standing empty handed while others are getting flowers and candy from a special someone?
  • Are you preparing yourself for getting something you really don't want?
  • Do you have your heart set on getting just the most perfect gift this year?

Instead of freaking out about material things, think about how you can give a gift from your heart.  Try making a card, writing a note, sending a photo or text.  You could also go out of your way to do something nice for someone else.  The idea is that if you concentrate on the giving, you might not get your hopes up so much about the getting

Besides, does Valentine’s Day have to just be about hearts and flowers from a certain someone?  Can you include your friends and/or family in on the holiday celebration? Is there a broken relationship that you would like to mend? How about doing something nice for yourself?

You don't have to spend a lot of money on someone to show how you feel.  Give  a gift from the heart. Remember that caring about others is not just a Valentine’s Day thing—show you care 365 days a year.  Having that as your focus may turn out to be a lot more rewarding than placing all your hopes and dreams on what happens on just that one day during the year! 

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