Being single during the holidays can be really really hard. Especially if it’s not your first winter alone, but like in any other season they’re things that you can do to truly enjoy yourself.
I’m here to help, so stay right there for my 5 personal tips on how to Spending Christmas Alone.
If you are anything like me then you probably love the holidays because of the good food, all the Christmas gifts and just a super cozy atmosphere.
But you might also hate the holidays because when you’re single you’re constantly reminded that you are single.
No one to snuggle with, no one to watch Christmas movies with and no one to drop hints to about an expensive Christmas gift. No worries, I understand and I got you. Here are my 5 tips on how to survive the holidays as a single woman.
5 Tips for Spending Christmas Alone
1. Visit Family and Friends
So simple but so crucial. During the holidays is a perfect time to really make it a point and bond with your family and your friends.
You can even create a holiday schedule where you plan to visit a different person each weekend. You can bake together, you can cook together, or you can just relax.
No matter what you do it’s important that you just have quality time with the people who really love you so that you are distracted from the fact that you’re single over the holidays.
2. Binge-Watch Your Favorite Holiday Movies
This is by far my most favorite tip to survive the holidays as a single woman. You can call over your girlfriend and watch your favorite Disney movies, Netflix, your favorite Christmas movies, your favorite black-and-white movies together.
And just spend a sweet time drinking a little bit of wine and eating some cookies. I personally do this every year by myself and watch a whole Harry Potter marathon.
I know it sounds funny but that’s my favorite movie of all time. So I love binge-watching them over the holidays and just enjoy myself.
3. Get into The Holiday Spirit
Number 3 is a really fun one and that is to get into the holiday spirit and you can do this in many different ways.
You can decorate your apartment and make sure that every time you come home there’s a Christmas tree and some lights.
Or you can even just go and visit the Christmas market where there will be different foods, where there will be different drinks and all these little Christmas souvenirs.
Or if you want to go all out you can throw a holiday party and invite all your friends and your family and just share the Christmas love.
No matter what you decide to do, remember that Christmas is about sharing the love. So make it a point not to give in to the holiday blues and into the loneliness and sadness but instead choose joy.
And I would like to pause right here and speak to those of you that are really struggling with loneliness this time of the year.
I know it can be very discouraging and sometimes even depressing that’s why I wanted to share a few simple psychological methods that will help you to quiet your mind whenever that feeling of sadness and loneliness overwhelms you.
4. Consider Volunteering
As the fourth point I want you to look into volunteering. If you’re from the US then you might already know that two homeless people per week die all over the country because they are cold.
And all these individuals really need is warmer closing, a blanket, or a hot meal or drink and hopefully even shelter.
Thankfully there are so many organizations all over the country already involved and helping out. So make it a point to get involved because for some people surviving the holidays is a matter of life or death.
And luckily the side effect of volunteering is actually gratitude. A strong feeling that you an experience that will actually help you to see your situation from a different perspective and rejoice.
5. Take a Social Media Break
Finally number five might not come as a surprise to a lot of people and that is to take a social media break. It’s not so much a way to enjoy the holidays, but more so a preventive action.
Because the holidays a lot of times have two negative effects on a single woman. They create a desire to eat like nobody’s business and sometimes they awake a feeling of loneliness.
While I say definitely give in to number one. I also think that you need to prevent feeding into your loneliness by scrolling through the gram, listening to people on Twitter, and absorbing all these different images and movies or things that would just make you feel worse.
So make it a point to take a break and use this time to feed into yourself by reading a book, by doing a Bible study, or by just spending more time with loved ones that are already in your life.
These are my 5 Tips on how to survive the holiday season as a single woman and I challenge you to just be open-minded and try them out.
You have nothing to lose. And now I want to hear from you. What are some tips that you can share with your sisters on how to overcome the winter blues and instead enjoy being single during this time of year? Please share your comments or thoughts below in the comment box and I will make sure to check them out myself.