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Fun Home Activities to Try During Love Month
Written by: Akua Hinds
January 28, 2021
Love Month will soon be here, and there is so much to celebrate during the month of February. In addition to being the shortest and coldest month of the year, February is when Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, Friendship Month, National Pancake Day, National Haiku Month, Fairy Tale Day, Family Day, and several other holidays are observed. When times are tough, it is nice to have something to celebrate. And, whether you are single or whether you are attached, there are many things that you can do to enjoy Love Month. Isn’t it wonderful that love can and should be celebrated whether you are in a romantic relationship or not? Love is beneficial to everyone, and here are some great ideas for celebrating love during the month of February:
Love Song Marathon
I was having a conversation with someone recently, and we were talking about how the majority of song topics seem to be about changes, death, nature, and love. There are so many love songs to listen to and to learn about. I enjoy learning about the background of a song and why the composer wrote it a specific way. Have a love song marathon for a couple of hours and listen to songs with the word “love” in the lyrics. You should have no problem finding love songs because there are so many of them.
Have you ever noticed that most romantic dates involve food? Whether you are in a relationship or not, we all need to eat. Make a point to eat foods during Love Month that are the colour red such as tomato soup, red velvet cupcakes, cherries, strawberries, and watermelons. Savour the taste of your red-themed meal, drink some red wine, and enjoy your red-themed day. Invite some friends to dine with you either in person or virtually during an online video meeting.
Romantic Movie Marathon
Set a cozy scene in your home for watching a movie marathon. Fluffy pillows, a warm blanket, a bowl of your favourite snacks, and you are set. All you need to do is choose the romantic films that you want to view. Like songs, many movie topics are focused on love. You can select movies where the plots lead to specific events such as weddings. Be sure to keep a box of Kleenex near you in case you are moved to tears.
Vision Board Activities
What does your ideal relationship look like? What does your dream like feel like? If you want to love your life, then you need to be proactively living your best life now. Do not wait until tomorrow to enjoy your life journey. Appreciate and enjoy your life now, even during the difficult moments when you are unsure about what will happen next. Creating a vision board is a super way to “brain dump” your innermost desires on paper and build a monument to your dreams. Post pictures and write words that describe the kind of love that you want to celebrate every day of your life. Having that visual in front of you of what you want will motivate you to match your actions with what you envision.
Love Poem Marathon
The pen is mightier than the sword, and writing love poems is a great way to pass the time. Grab a notebook and pen, and write poetry about love. And, since February is Haiku Month, it is a great opportunity to write haiku poetry about love and emotions.
Cultivating a love of life is the first step towards fully appreciating all of the fun that love Month has to offer. If you are seeking the right person to build your life with, Love Month is the perfect opportunity to get started. However, always remember that your life has value whether you are in a romantic relationship or not. When you value the life that you have, you will be able to show someone else how to best value you.