Sad but true, your relationship status can be the reason for your holiday blues. When you’re single, there seems to be no reason at all you should be excited about the holidays. Everyone would be with their special someone, and they’ll be exchanging gifts and kisses. If this is something you fear because you’ve got nobody to share this moment with, it’s time for you to realize that you needn’t have someone beside you to feel loved this holiday season. Read on to learn some handy tips on how you can avoid feeling alone and lonely during the holidays.
1. Make an extra effort to stand out.
Being single doesn’t mean you should avoid going to parties this holiday season. In fact, you have more reasons to be at as many parties as you can. There will be other single people at those parties, so don’t worry about being left out. Make sure that you look your best that night. Pay attention to your attire, make-up, hair, shoes, accessories, nails, and even your perfume. Your goal is to have everyone asking why you are still single!
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2. Keep your eyes off those romantic comedies DVDs.
One of the worst things you can do during holidays when you’re single is to watch romantic comedy DVDs alone in your room. Those Hollywood films can make you feel so good and in love, but not everything that happens in movies really happens in real life! Unfortunately, you can’t sit there waiting for your prince charming to knock on the door to ask you to marry him. Don’t make it harder on yourself to accept the fact that you are single, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
3. Get yourself the best Christmas gift.
What you should like about being single during the holidays is that you don’t have to stress out when choosing the perfect present for your partner. You also won’t have to worry if you’re going to like what you’ll receive from your partner. This year, you have the chance to actually buy something that you’ve always wanted to have. You deserve some pampering, too!
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4. Reflect and give back.
Take time to think about the true meaning of Christmas and Thanksgiving, and you will realize that you have so many reasons to be happy and thankful for. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself for being single at this time of year, use your time to give back to the community. Visit an orphanage perhaps, or volunteer your time feeding the less fortunate. This is definitely a more meaningful way to spend your time during the holiday.
Nobody wants to be alone for Christmas, of course, but being single at this time of the year must not in any way make you feel miserable. Any life coach would advise that you take this opportunity to know yourself more, to spend more time with your family, and to appreciate everything that you’ve got.