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5 Things to Stop Doing Now For A Happier Valentine’s Day – Backed by Science

There are many ways to show the special people in our lives how we feel about them, but if we don’t stop doing these five things, we can sabotage our Valentine’s Day and our relationships. At the very least, we will miss out on the opportunity we have each year to celebrate the love we are blessed to have in our lives!

#1 Stop assuming that your family, friend, or significant other has the same way of perceiving love as you do.

Science tells us that we each have a sort of “love language” – something that strongly communicates love to us. Want to express your love using their love language? Let us help you translate. 

Studies break down the things that show love to people in meaningful ways to a few general principles: 

  • Words of affirmation
  • Quality time
  • Acts of Service
  • Gifts
  • Physical touch

We all need each of them, but most of us have particular things that speak love to us. This Valentine’s Day will be your happiest ever if you observe, research and plan. 

You will find lots of good ideas for ways to show love in their love language here in our guide.

#2 Stop thinking V-Day is only for couples. 

Science confirms that love is one of the most important things in our lives. But although romantic love is certainly a focus on Valentine’s Day, it is not the only kind of love we are talking about. 

Friendship is so valuable that it has been proven to lengthen our lives! Our children also need tangible evidence of our love every day. 

Healthy self-love and self-care should not be neglected either. A  day that celebrates LOVE is for everyone! So, celebrate Galentine’s Day with a fabulous Sunday brunch. Smart singles know time spent taking care of yourself or time with friends and family time are marvelous ways to commemorate a day dedicated to love. 

#3 Quit thinking V-Day is about how much you spend.

When it comes to romance, creativity counts, and there are many ways to show that special someone how you feel about them! It’s our goal to point out some clever ideas for celebrating your love frugally – maybe even FREE when you enter our Love is in the Air contest! 

Keep reading for helpful hints on how to observe Valentine’s Day in a way that will keep the romance alive and to find out how you can win a romantic getaway! 

Wellness decoration  on wooden table .Valentine's Day concept

#4 Don’t think you can’t do things for yourself on Valentine’s Day.

Just stop that! You are all about making sure your kids, friends, or partner have an amazing day, but this is also the perfect time to consider how to show yourself some healthy self-love. You do you and take care of you! 

If you still feel like you need permission then you are probably a parent. Let us simply remind you that you want to be there for them, right? Self-care, beauty, or wellness is not selfish. Just like you take your vitamins or other supplements, taking time for yourself is a way to do everything in your life better. 

For some of us, that means taking time out for relaxation or our hobby. It might mean making time for a soak in the tub, a professional manicure, getting a fab and safe tan, visiting a spa or wellness center, or grabbing a new book and carving out some time to read it. 

Do whatever it is that energizes you – do it so you will look and feel fabulous on your Valentine’s date, your girl’s day out, or do it so that you can better serve your family. 

Whatever your reason, science backs us up when we assure you that you will have a happier Valentine’s day this year when you stop feeling guilty for doing something for yourself as well as for others!  

#5 Stop skipping it. 

Just because the kids will get cards or have a party at school doesn’t mean you should skip doing something special for them at home. 

Even if you and your significant other have been together a long time doesn’t mean you can stop romancing them! 

Just because you don’t have a lot of money doesn’t mean you can’t take some time to plan an inexpensive activity or creative gift for the special people in your life. 

No significant other in your life right now? Being alone doesn’t mean lonely. Plan a night out with friends, give yourself a gift, or do a fun activity on your own. 

Please promise us that you won’t skip doing Valentine’s Day this year!

Here’s what to do Instead.

Remember, words matter. 

Everyone needs to hear that they are appreciated, and Valentine’s Day is a great time to let someone know what they mean to you. If you have someone in your life who’s love language is words of affirmation, this is vital to their well-being. Write out your compliments and encouragement – or find a beautiful card that says something meaningful. 

Keep in mind our actions can speak louder than our words.

A mini-getaway or staycation is the perfect way to show your love for the one who needs to spend quality time with you! Or find an activity to do together. We made some suggestions for you so be sure to scroll to the end. 

For someone whose love language is gifts or acts of service, a special bouquet or certificate for a manicure, beauty treatment, spa, or massage will fill their love tank. 

Remember that thoughtful gifts are the best gifts. They don’t have to cost a lot to mean a great deal. Think about the things they love and shop or plan accordingly! 

We tried to make it easy for you. We have listed the best in local gift shops and boutiques, sporting goods, stuff for gamers, antiques… well you get the idea! The locations, links, and contact numbers are all right there for you. 

You do you. 

Take care of yourself. You know you will feel more confident if you take time out. Run out to a local boutique for a cute new outfit or accessories that make an old item in your wardrobe feel new again. Or grab a beauty treatment. 

It’s glow time! 

Check out our suggestions below and get ready for a date or a night (or day!) on the town OR nab a gift certificate. 

  • Spray of Sunshine – get (or give) the perfect spray tan
  • Bella Mia Skin Care Center – massage, facials, and full-service beauty. You always get world-class service with southern charm. 
  • The Eclectic Healing Room – has so many ways to relax. Holistic health, beauty, and wellness is their jam. Get ReJuvaMe services and look and feel your best. 
  • NV Nails & Spa – check out their services and they even do walk-ins (at certain times) in case you need a last-minute manicure. 
  • Glamorous Nails – give them a call at (336) 751-7222
  • Today’s Nails – (336) 751-7949
  • Queen’s Nail & Spa – (336) 753-1227
  • Levy Nails(336) 940-6245
  • Clinic 180 – integrated health and beauty services that you will want to take a look at.

Places to go and things to do!

There are things going on in Davie County all week long, but when there is a holiday, we really know how to party!