Sometimes when we’re stuck in the routine of a relationship we oftentimes get stuck in traditions as well. Being single is the perfect excuse to do something unexpected and out of the box.
The holiday season is now upon us; everyone is confirming plans for Thanksgiving dinner and making arrangements for where to spend Christmas or Hanukah. While city streets are lined with festive lights and there is holiday cheer abound, one less than merry song always comes to mind, “What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas?” by The Emotions. Aside from the heartfelt lyrics and melody, I love this song because it addresses a legitimate issue that no one talks about – how to keep happy during the holidays whether you have a significant other or not! Here are a few ways to enjoy the “season to be jolly” while you’re single:
1.Look On The Bright Side
The world doesn’t begin or end with a relationship so why make it, or the lack thereof, the center of your universe just because it’s the holidays? From the parties and paid time off to spending extra time with family, there are many amazing things that happen during the holidays that have nothing to do with being in a relationship. Take this time to focus and celebrate everything you have, not what you feel you’re lacking.
2.Lend A Helping Hand
The holidays present the perfect opportunity to think of someone other than yourself. Whether it’s serving food on Thanksgiving at a soup kitchen or donating to your local charity’s toy drive, helping others is a great way to take the emphasis away from what you feel that you’re missing in life. This time of year, there are so many opportunities to give back to the community so quit your whining and lend a hand, you’ll be glad you did!
3.Try Something New
While you’re still single, switch things up a bit and try something new during the holidays. Instead of going home for Christmas why not take a trip out of the country or use this as an opportunity to try a new recipe. Sometimes when we’re stuck in the routine of a relationship we oftentimes get stuck in traditions as well. Being single is the perfect excuse to do something unexpected and out of the box. Take the time to take up a new hobby or show off your culinary prowess to family and friends.
The moral of the story is, being single during the holiday season isn’t the worst thing that could happen. Enjoy your family, friends, and all of the blessings in your life; the more positivity you put into the universe the more you will attract. There’s no use in being sad about relationships lost or broken, look within and find your own happiness. If all else fails, buy yourself something really nice – diamonds fix everything!