While romance eludes many today, nonetheless magazines, movies, and television still tout the love myth -- without love, without a partner, you are not whole. But here is the underlying message: "If you want to be happy, you must be in love." The message often creates a weekend anxiety syndrome.
Yet, thousands of women -- and men -- are alone on Saturday night and perhaps every other night of the week. Are they sad and brooding? Or have they taken control? Take a chance on choosing happiness.
In reviewing my 14 Tips to Overcome Those 'Alone on Saturday Night' Blues, it occurred to me that instead of looking forward to what we can do in the future, it might be more valuable to ask, “What can I do tonight?”
Here are 31 thoughts (with resource links at the end) for you to consider as you embrace Saturday night alone. Think of time alone as a mood booster especially if you have been traveling and away from home for a while or working a 50 – 60 hour work week.
For you and your psyche
For you to just let go
For you and those you love
For you and your appearance
For you and your home
From Psychology Today:
From With Love and Gratitude
Copyright 2014 Rita Watson