With all the stress that comes with the holidays like from shopping, cooking and decorating, one thing may be in the back of our minds when we are out and about. That might be how we don’t have that special someone to kiss under the mistletoe or have that special kiss at midnight on New Years.
As much as we don’t want to think about that, it is a thought that we might come across at the time of the year that revolves around love. But, there are ways where we can overcome those thoughts before we drown our sorrows and cries into gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate.
1. Spend time with family.
Spending time with family will get your mind off of the fact you don’t have a significant other but family will still make you happy and warm. Why not spend time with people who love you unconditionally? They will keep you company and remind you that you are great and very loved.
2. Friend time.
Hang out with friends and have fun! Since most likely your friends will be back in town, you can hang out with them and they will help you forget about not having a significant other. They will remind you how fun you are and tell you constantly how great you are and how you don’t need a man. You can go and get some drinks and just hang out and catch up with them!
This is an amazing time of the year to volunteer. Many places like shelters or soup kitchens look for people to help around especially for this busy time of the year. It will fill that emptiness with smiles and the thankfulness that others will be just for you taking your time to help others.
4. Treat Yourself.
Focus on yourself and maybe take some time for yourself. Go and buy yourself a present! Go on a spa day! It’s good to take some time and help yourself feel a bit better and be comfortable being alone because sometimes, it’s not a bad thing to be alone.
5. Do a Holiday Activity.
Read a Christmas story, do some holiday crafts, bake some cookies, go caroling. There are so many activities that you can do during the holiday season that you can do by yourself or with family and friends. This will get you more into the holiday season and it will make you a bit more happy about the holidays.
6. Go Out.
Sometimes, you need to get out of the house and just be with people. Sometimes it helps to be with others because it makes you feel at least a little bit less alone. Go for a walk to the park, go to the library, take a stroll around your neighborhood, anything! AS long as you get out, it should help!
7. Watch Movies or TV Shows.
Binge watch your favorite movies and TV shows and just eat your favorite things. It’s good to have some alone time and just watch things that make your mind go blank and only focus on what you are watching. You can have a good laugh and/or a good cry, Like I said, sometimes it good to have some alone time because you have to learn to be okay with being alone.
I hope these tips help with the loneliness of the holiday season. Just remember that family and friends and even yourself can make the holidays everything you want and even more!