What to Do When You’re Feeling Lonely This Holiday Season
Holidays can be rough during normal times.
As the numbers are going up again, feelings of isolation and loneliness can really intensify during this holiday season as more and more people are hunkering down inside.
It’s so easy to get into a funk but with a little help, you can start seeing some light at the end of this tunnel.
So as my gift to you, I wanted to give you some hope, some inspiration, and motivation so you can enjoy the holidays in a different way by celebrating you!
Celebration #1 – Pamper Yourself By Giving and Doing For You!
Online stores like Amazon or Michael’s Craft Stores can be a girl’s best friend during these times helping you pamper yourself with fun things for you to enjoy and do.
You can do something as simple as ordering a book you’ve been wanting to read or ordering some of your favorite bubble bath gels.
I’ve really gotten into my creativity over the last year and have made amazing afghans that feel so good to curl up under to watch tv or take a nap.
I also discovered Diamond Painting.
It’s kind of like the old paint by numbers activity we did as kids but with beads instead of paint.
I just grab a cup of my favorite tea or a glass of my favorite wine and put on my favorite music when I Diamond Paint.
I find it so relaxing and it just clears my mind.
Figure out some things that would make you happy and for the next month do one thing every day.
To help you do this…here’s a link to a nurturing calendar so you can make pampering you a priority by scheduling them.
Really give to yourself during this holiday season.
You deserve it!
Celebration #2 – Connect with Friends and Family In Real Life or Virtually
Remember that song by Sam Cooke that starts like this . . . “Another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody”
Saturday nights and the holiday season don’t have to be that way.
As a single woman, you need people in your life to share the stories of your daily life with.
You can feel really alone when celebrations and tough days are done on your own every day.
To overcome this dilemma, write a list of people you’d like to connect and reconnect with. (They’ll probably be thrilled to connect with you too)
Then find times to meet and catch up.
If it feels uncomfortable meeting up with friends and family, then schedule Zoom, Face Time, Google Duo or What’s App calls with them.
Do Real or Virtual Happy Hours.
Even get all your single girlfriends together and do a Virtual New Years’ Eve dinner together.
How fun would that be and you for sure won’t feel so alone!
Celebration #3 – Create A Vision Board
If you have some magazines or a printer and access to Pinterest, you can create a vision board.
If you’ve never done a vision board before, they are so much fun to do.
When I do them before I start I set up a time span for 5 years by dating the vision board like this 1/1/2022-12/31/2026.
You can also do 1 year or 3-year vision boards as well.
Then I start looking through magazines or I browse Pinterest and I cut out or print pictures or words that feel good to me.
I’m always amazed how much on my Vision Board comes true.
I remember tucking one way back in my closet. (Today, I have them in my office where I can see them)
I’d totally forgotten it was there until one day I was hunting for a sweater in my closet I wanted to wear.
As I was searching, I came across a vision board I’d done and saw to my surprise the sweater was on it.
I looked at the other pictures and noticed the Eiffel Tower and a high-speed train.
Two years prior to finding this board, my daughter had done a semester in London.
When we visited her, we had gone to the Eiffel Tower and had taken the Chunnel Train to Paris.
Oh, and one picture I’d cut out was of a man that looked so similar to the man I was dating when I’d found the vision board.
It was really fun to see how the pictures I’d cut out for my 5 year board had come true.
This is a really good time for you to start dreaming again and a Vision Board is the PERFECT way to do it.
Be creative and get the wheels moving.
Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays. Stay safe!
Believing in you!
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