Saturday, December 10, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside: Being Single During the Holidays

'Tis the season to be jolly.. and single!

Being single during the holidays can be quite frustrating. Relatives will be bothering you with the same questions about your love life; married family members will be telling you stories of how fulfilling it is to be a parent, and so on.

Aside from Valentine's Day, Christmas and New Year are among the times when you feel how single you are to an even greater degree.

Each holiday you spend with family and relatives is different. There comes a point when everybody is stressing over school, or sometimes the first job ever. Then by and by, you notice that everyone's life is changing - they are bringing home their partners, and later on, their kids. For someone who has been single for every holiday, save for some non-committal boyfriend, it may make you feel as though nothing in your life has changed.

Being single during the holidays can bring a complicated mix of emotions that can be sometimes hard to deal with. But remember, your life is not stagnant at all. Your life is moving forward, just maybe not the way that others or you yourself has imagined. While you had the best Euro trip earlier this year, that will not beat a relative's wedding. But that's okay.

The holidays is the time that you can make the best time for yourself.

1. Have plans

Just because you are single does not mean that you should stay at home and watch reruns of whatever shows. Reach out to friends whom you haven't seen for a while and have a dinner party or a simple get together.

2. Pamper yourself

Indulge yourself with some luxurious pampering or buy yourself those expensive clothes. Decorate your home and make it Christmasy. Who days you can't make your home look a lot like Christmas?

3. Do something for others

Volunteer your time to help others do their errands. Babysit, or bake some goodies for your friends and co-workers.

4. You are not alone 

Remember that you are not alone. You will always have your family and friends even though they have their own families.

5. Work on that New Year's resolution 

Take this time to write down what you want to accomplish for the coming year and do it.

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