Nakatanggap na ba ng flowers at food delivery ang lahat ng may jowa?
Nakapag-share na ba ng memes, at nakapag-parinig sa crush ang lahat ng single?
Malamang ito ang laman ng news feed mo these days. At malamang sa malamang, panay rin ang sabi mo ng, “SANAOL” – ang madalas gawin ng mga single ngayon.
‘Di naman masyadong halata na single ka (ahem). Binabasa mo nga ‘to ngayon, diba? Pero good ‘yan! Dahil instead of incessantly scrolling through social media, why not take a pause and see how you can enjoy Valentine’s Day… kahit single ka!
Since Valentine’s is not just for couples, bibigyan ka namin ng ideas kung ano’ng activities ang puwede mong gawin today. At dahil bawal tayong lumabas per Kim Chiu (Chour!), we’ve listed some indoor activities that will surely take your mind away from longing to have a jowa now.
Sa kaka-scroll mo kasi ‘yan ng couple posts ihh.
Anyway, eto na nga. Here are five activities to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day at home.
Single on Valentine’s Activity #1: Have a date with yourself.
Kung ano ang madalas ginagawa ng couples tuwing nag-di-date, puwede mo rin itong gawin by yourself, Breaker.
You can try eating in a new restaurant, but always follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines. If ayaw mong lumabas, you can cook a meal for yourself, or take out any food you’ve been craving. May free pass ka para mag-food trip ngayon, Breaker. Gorabels! This is a sign. Chour lungs.
You can get to know yourself, too. Or write a love letter for yourself. This is one way of reconnecting with the inner you.
Sabi pa nga sa isang article ng The New York Times, “Choosing to spend time doing things by yourself can have mental, emotional, and social benefits.”
Dagdag pa nila, “In a culture where we often confuse being alone for loneliness, the ability to appreciate time by ourselves prevents us from processing the experience as a negative thing. In fact, getting better at identifying moments when we need solitude to recharge and reflect can help us better handle negative emotions and experiences, like stress and burnout,” said Emily Roberts, a psychotherapist.
Trot ito, Breaker! ‘Di naman ibig sabihin na alone ka, eh lonely ka na. That’s why you shouldn’t feel bad about being alone. Nakabubuti naman kasi itong gawin paminsan-minsan.
Single on Valentine’s Activity #2: Schedule a virtual celebration with your single friends.
Kung ayaw mo namang i-celebrate ang Valentine’s Day mag-isa, puwede mong i-invite ang friends mong mga single rin to a virtual party. Damay-damay na ‘to! You can even share this article to them so that they will also have an idea on what to do for this day. Ipauso natin ang celebrating Valentine’s with friends! Pero pandemic Valentine’s muna, ha?
At your virtual party, puwede kayong mag-chikahan, or do fun activities together. This can also be a good excuse to ask kung ano’ng mga ganap nila sa buhay. You can catch up with them, play online games, and even pray for each other’s love life! Why not coconut, diba?
Single on Valentine’s Activity #3: Prepare nicely-wrapped chocolates and flowers for your family.
Breaker, ‘di lang jowa ang deserve makatanggap ng flowers and chocolates, dahil ‘di lang naman jowa ang may kakayahan na mahalin ka.
Try to look around you.
Pansinin mo kung paano ka ipinagluluto ng mama mo.
Ang papa mo na nagtatrabaho para sa inyo.
Ang kuya mo na kahit minsan ay may pagka-annoying, very protective rin naman siya sa ‘yo.
Ang ate mo na kahit nagma-maldita sometimes, very caring din naman siya at binibigyan ka pa nga ng pera.
Ang bunso niyo na kahit medyo tamad, napapasaya ka rin naman niya ‘pag binu-bully mo siya. Chour, joke lang! #NoToBullying tayo dito.
And if you grew up with grandparents and relatives, think about how they have loved and embraced you. Or kung sinuman ang pamilya na kinalakihan mo, notice how they take care of you the best way they know how.
The point is, even before dumating si jowa, may mga tao nang minahal ka sa simula pa lang. They are your family. So, to show that you love them, too, Valentine’s Day is a good reason to make them feel loved.
Single on Valentine’s Activity #4: Do intentional acts of kindness.
We know that almost everyone struggled ever since the pandemic happened. Pero aminin natin na may mga tao na sobrang naapektuhan.
Sila ang nakikita natin madalas sa kalsada. People who don’t have a roof over their head, who don’t have enough food on the table, and are the most vulnerable today.
If you want to give love and have enough to spare, sila ang mas nangangailangan, Breaker. Sila ang mga taong hindi i-ti-take for granted ang pagmamahal na ibinibigay mo (ahem). ‘Yun bang kapag binigyan mo sila ng love, alam mong hindi masasayang dahil tatanggapin nila ito nang buong-puso.
And alam mo ba na giving can also benefit you?
According sa isang article ng Cleveland Clinic, “Studies show that giving can actually boost your physical and mental health.”
Dagdag pa nila, “Researchers also say that people who give their time to help others through community and organizational involvement have greater self-esteem, less depression and lower stress levels than those who don’t.”
So, kung naghahanap ka ng taong gusto mong pagtuunan ng pansin this Valentine’s Day, you have many options. You can even give free food packs or snacks sa labas ng bahay niyo. Or you can distribute outside, but again, paalala lang, please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Ingat ka rin!
Single on Valentine’s Activity #5: Spend time with the LORD.
Dahil pinag-uusapan na rin naman natin ang love, it will be almost impossible not to talk about the LORD. Eh sa Siya ang main source ng love, may magagawa ba tayo? Cheret!
Today can be a good opportunity to spend quality time with the LORD, Breaker. You have been so busy the past few days, but now, you have an excuse to pause and talk to Him.
Kausapin mo si LORD. You can ask Him random things. You can say what’s on your mind, and ask His guidance about things that have been bothering you. The best way to end Valentine’s Day, the so-called “Lovers Day,” is to spend it with the One who loves you the most.
If you want to get to know Him, click this link because this is specially for you. This is the best gift you’ll receive this Valentine’s Day.
So, anuena? Hopefully, ‘di na sanaol ang bukambibig mo ngayon, ha? Let us know what you think about these activities, Breaker. Kaya naman bang gawin today?
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