How to Make The Holidays Enjoyable While Single
The Christmas holidays are quickly approaching and many people are beginning to anticipate with joy or dread. If you are in the latter, then this blog is for you. When one thinks about Christmas holidays words such as love, Christ, celebrate, lights, decorations, and spending time with loved ones come to mind.
If you love the Christmas holidays, then you will know how hard it is not to feel the magic of love that is so often present in the atmosphere. For years, I have made it a Christmas tradition to spend the day with my family. However, there is that part of me that has always felt the need for someone to love and share these feelings of joy.
In addition, even though this wish of mine has not yet come through, it does not mean I cannot enjoy the Christmas Holidays. For those women and men like me who are single, and need to catch the spirits of loving, giving and sharing, here are a few things you can do to make yourself happy for the Christmas holidays.
Recognize The Reason For The Season
Although many people tend to be feeling carried away by the glitter and eye-catching merchandise, we ought to recognize that Christmas is a tradition celebrated by Christians for the birth of Jesus Christ. So, instead of all the crazy celebrations and spending money buying things you do not need, focus on Christ, and get yourself involved in Christmas activities and worship surrounding Christ’s birth. This ought to take your mind on the material aspect that has now become a prominent part of the holidays for the business world.
Spend Time With Loved Ones
Some of us are quite comfortable being single, but there are somethings about this time of the year that cause some people to feel lonely. Some of us feel the need for sharing love with another human being at this time. If you are single, instead of spending the Christmas holidays alone, take some time to visit your loved ones or invite a few of them over.
Engage in some sort of activity including cooking, watching movies, singing or even having your mini concert or Karaoke. If you are lucky, you might just see even your uninvited neighbors in the audience.
Treat Yourself With Something Special
If you have been working hard all year, I think it is only fair that you give yourself a treat. What is one thing that makes you happy? Consider what makes you happy and treat yourself: whether it is a visit to the spa, hair salon, a pedicure or a manicure. It could even be a massage or buying yourself something nice, something you have always wanted but have done without due to other obligations.
The same way you spend money on gifts for others, is the same way you should buy yourself a gift, not because it is Christmas but mainly because you deserve it.
Share/Donate To A Good Cause
If you are not working and have the time to spare, consider helping out at a charity of home for the needy. You can also donate things like food, toys, clothing, money, or anything you deem useful to others. God will surely bless you.
On Christmas day, cook up a storm and invite a few people who are not as fortunate as you are. There are people who will appreciate your kindness, so do not spare on this end. Besides, do not forget that this is the reason for the season, to share love and kindness to those around you.
Watch Christmas Movies
I do not know about you, but watching Christmas movies helps to put me in the Christmas spirit. I especially love movies showing people donating, granting others their wish, being granted their wish, and taking part in Christmas activities such as church concerts and workplace Christmas parties. I just wish that some of the things I see in the movies happened in my reality.
In addition, best of all, I love to see people fall in love for the season, even if it is not reality. At least someone finds love and I get to watch and shed a few tears.
Play Your Favorite Christmas Songs
This is one of my favorite things to do at this time of the year. From Mariah Carey’s Holy Night to Luther Vandross “Every Year, Every Christmas” there is simply no Christmas without music. Perhaps, some of these songs make me realize that I am not the only single person at Christmas. Luther Vandross waited every year for someone he will never see…Love and Christmas really make a body do crazy things.
I love listening to Christmas songs while I am shopping, cooking, cleaning, or simply relaxing after a long day. What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?
Drink A Little Wine
Science claims that a little red wine is good for the heart. While I do not over indulge, I do take a little wine just because it gives me that mellow feeling. My favorite wine is the one that taste as if it has a little sugar in it.
What is your favorite wine? Have a few sips, even if there is no one to sip with, it does not mean you cannot enjoy.
Decorate Your Environment
I know that one does not need to decorate to celebrate the birth of Christ; however, there is something about Christmas decorations, especially the lights, just adds to the feeling of Christmas and creates a feeling of happiness.
If you cannot afford to decorate then it is okay. Nevertheless, if you can spare a little money on such, then find your favorite spot in your living room and string up a few lights and bring out that old Christmas tree. Do not worry, it does not matter how old it is, the tree makes the environment looks like Christmas in the night.
Whatever you do, just remember to make the most of the season because it only comes once per year. ’Tis the season to be Jolly! Come on and make yourself happy.