If you are celebrating it alone this year, here are a few ways you can alleviate your sadness this Holiday Season.
Give Yourself a Break
Loneliness is not an indication that you’re doing anything wrong or that there is something wrong and unlovable about you.
Even people that are in relationships can feel incredibly lonely. Loneliness affects everyone at some point in their life.
Take Yourself on a Date
This Holiday, if you find yourself a party of one, order in or make your favorite food and watch your favorite movie.
Take a nice long bath. Listen to your favorite music. Buy yourself a little gift, update the wardrobe, or go window-shopping.
Show Your Love for Others
This is a great time to show your affection and appreciation for the wonderful people in your life. Get your best friend a box of chocolates or your mom a bouquet of flowers. Call a friend or family member. Volunteer in charity work, engage with your religious community.
You can be filled with love by being loved, and you can be filled with love by loving and engaging with others. If you find yourself in despair and feeling alone reach out to a local hotline and ask for help.