Recently I just heard about this thing called engagement season. Yes, it’s a real thing. Of course, the term “engagement season” was coined in the US. Where else in the world would people create a season for getting engaged? There has to be more than Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall and hunting season around here.
Apparently, around here it’s engagement season all year, but some months more than others
This wintery month (at least in my area) has an engagement rate at a whopping 16 percent up from 7 percent in November. January, March, June, and October are the other lowest rated engagement months at 7 percent.
No wonder your Facebook feed and Instagram is piled with engagement photos from all your once-single-friends over the holiday season If you’re getting tired of looking at engagement season photos do the following things to make yourself happy as a single woman. Don’t end up getting pistol whipped just to be with a guy.
Quit looking at social media all damn day
I know it’s hard not to get sucked into looking at what’s going on in your feed. Baby sloths in a basket can suck you into an online vortex faster than being suffocated by quicksand. And what pops up next? You guessed it. Sparkling diamonds and engagement photos.
This can be especially hard if you’re one of the single ladies who want to walk down the aisle someday. But there is something else you can do to soothe your soul better than hot chocolate or a glass of wine.
It might be painful at first, but the end result is well worth the hard time in the beginning. I know it’s hard because I did it myself.
Look in the mirror and tell yourself two simple words
The words are “Thank you.”
This video says it all. Snoop gave thanks to himself after he got his star on the Walk of Fame. His final words began with “Last but not least, I want to thank me for believing in me.” Check out Snoop’s video clip starting at 3:40.
When you learn to appreciate yourself as much as Snoop Dogg, you won’t even care that you’re single. Not even a feed full of a thousand diamond rings going to someone else could make you feel unhappy.
When I was going through my divorce Iearned about mirror work. It’s one of the most useful tools you can use. And the best thing is, that you already have all you need.
You only need three things to love yourself so you can have some real fun
I found out about mirror work through Lousie Hay (who has passed on to the other side). She taught mirror work to probably millions of people.
You can start by saying “Thank you,” to yourself. Then move up to some bigger things like “I love you.” Because once you love yourself, love will follow you everywhere.
Lots of Love,
Dina Colada is a contributing author at Secure Single LLC. You can connect with her at DinaColada.com for loads of dating advice and profile makeovers or on Instagram.