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How To Have a Mentally Healthy Valentine's Day

While there is no shortage of romance, Valentine's Day can produce more anxiety than bliss for some.

Constant pressure from the media to prove your love for someone through a single day of gifts and grand gestures as well as dealing with dating and social anxiety around the much loved holiday can become very overwhelming.

Despite the romantic environment, you don’t need a special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Your friends, siblings, parents and grandparents all have an influential role in your life. The annual day of love is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the people who are important to you every day of the year. Social interactions can have a significant influence on an individual’s mental health and psychological well-being. The close social relationships we develop not only boost our happiness and reduce stress, but drastically increase feelings of self-worth. 

Make the effort to spend time with those you love– take them out for a coffee, make them a gift or even a quick phone call to let them know you are thinking of them. These small gestures cost very little, but can be incredibly rewarding and meaningful. So reach out to someone this Valentine’s Day by simply sharing your day with them. You will make them feel special, and you may be surprised at how good you feel as well!

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