It seems our culture promotes being part of a couple, and especially at this time of year with all those holiday ads showing happy, smiling couples embracing and full of joy and laughter. Being single during the holidays gets a bad rap. It’s easy to feel depressed about not having a special guy/gal in your life, especially with happy couples constantly around you. Sure, having a partner would be nice, but why drag yourself down during a wonderful time of the year over something you can’t change at the moment? Rather than revel in misery, there are plenty of reasons why being single during the winter months can actually be a really great thing. So, it’s okay to be a single adult and really find joy and happiness and especially during the holiday season!
Remember that the holidays are about celebrating peace and love.
The season is best celebrated by giving of yourself – to those you love, as well as to charities or individuals in need. You can celebrate by being truly present while spending time with family or friends. You can also celebrate by volunteering time at a homeless shelter, animal shelter, nursing home, or someplace else that needs assistance. This will help you feel more connected and gain a healthy perspective on the meaning of the holidays.
Make your own joy & happiness.
You don’t have to wait for holiday happiness to envelop you and lift your spirits. Instead, you can make your own happiness:
Treat yourself well.
Indulge in a bubble bath, plan a snowshoeing & champagne afternoon with friends, cook a unique meal for a friend you’ve lost touch with, melt away next to the fireplace and read a good book.
Celebrate the love in your life.
Spend time with family, great friends, co-workers, and your pets. Or take your neighbor’s young kids and go ice skating, bowling or do something extra special, like going to the theater and see a holiday performance. Don’t just wait for others to invite you – reach out to them.
Have a party!
Arrange a dinner party, potluck dinner, or other activity at a great wine bar with those who are also alone on the holidays.
You can attend all the celebrations you wish & flirt with whomever you please!
There are parties, merriment and mistletoe everywhere! So embrace the beauty of who you are, find the joy and laughter in the present and make the best of each event. Have a little naughty & nice and use holiday events as your chance to flirt to your heart’s content with any good-looking “single” guy/gal who catches your eye as the spirit of the holidays moves you and see what might Ignite!
Happy Holidays & Safe Travels to all this Season.