On The First Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me… Nothing, Because I Am Single.
I know how you feel. You’re sad because you have no one to spend Christmas with. You’re gloomy because you’re surrounded by happy couples and you’re not one of them. You’re down right depressed because everyone is posting pictures of their perfect presents on Facebook, and you’re posting the 9th picture of your cat dressed like Rodolph. But newsflash, my friend: You’re not alone! In fact, a majority of the world feels lonely during the holiday season.
If you’re in the dumps because you have no one to bring you 6 geese-a-laying (which we’re still not sure why anyone would want in the first place), we have some suggestions to keep your mind off of your single status and on the fun of the holiday season!
Take a vacation
Sitting at home thinking about how you’re lonely will only make you feel lonelier. Why not take that trip to San Francisco you’ve been wanting to do all year? Or go see what New York in the wintertime has to offer? Sure you can explore in your home town, but when you’re out of your element you’re so wound up in the unfamiliar sights and sounds that your mind is off the holiday blues altogether.
Round up the other Christmas loners
Trust me, you’re not the only one who’s alone this time of year! Although you may feel that you’re the only one without a significant other to spend your time with, rest assured that a good chunk of people are in that not-so-lonely boat with you. Instead of moping with yourself, find the others that are moping as well and get together! Either throw a party or have a simple dinner together– Whatever gets you enjoying time with others!
Treat yo’ self
If you’ve ever seen Parks and Recreation, surely you know what I’m talking about. There’s a day every year where two of the main characters on the show decide to throw caution to the wind and have a day they call ‘Treat Yo’ Self Day’. Basically they go out and eat what they want, buy what they want, do what they want and be who they want for the entire day. They live the life the want for an entire day and forget about what it will do to their bank account. Imagine getting to do whatever you want for an entire day? Not a bad way to spend your down time!
Try online dating
If they only thing that’s going to make you happy is catching yourself a boyfriend or girlfriend, then get one! Online dating is the easiest way to meet someone new and start a quick relationship.
If you’re suffering from the holiday blues, quit the pity party and join an actual one!