The holidays are a time when single people can feel especially lonely. While everyone else is posting about their happy couples’ matching PJs photos on social media, you’re sitting at home wondering when you will find your significant other. It’s stressful enough trying to deal with family members asking about your love life, but it’s even harder when all your friends are in relationships. Here are some ideas for things to do and ways to make the season special for you. So read on, and happy holidays!
- Plan a single-only holiday party: Invite all your single friends over for an epic single-only holiday party! It’s the perfect opportunity to plan fun games, watch classic Christmas movies, and exchange thoughtful gifts.
- Volunteer: Volunteering is an excellent way to give back while also feeling connected to others. You can volunteer at a local food bank, homeless shelter, or even a nursing home—the possibilities are endless! Doing something good for others isn’t only beneficial to the people you are helping but will also lift your spirits.
- Pamper yourself: The holidays can be overwhelming and tiring, so why not take some time to pamper yourself? Whether it’s getting a massage, cooking your favorite meal, or taking a luxurious bubble bath, treating yourself can help lift your spirits.
- Travel somewhere new: If you’re feeling especially down about being single during the holidays, why not plan a trip somewhere new? Exploring a new place is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. A change of scenery can do wonders for the soul!
- Spend time with family: If you’re single, it can be tempting to avoid spending time with family members who are in relationships. However, spending quality time with them will give you the chance to connect and make lasting memories that go beyond the relationship status.
- Get active: Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and get rid of those single blues. Aerobic exercise produces endorphins, or “feel good” chemicals. It also increases your heart rate, which triggers norepinephrine, a chemical that may help the brain deal with stress more effectively.Why not sign up for a yoga or dance class? Not only will it help you stay active, but you might even make some new friends!
The holidays can be stressful for single people, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. We hope that this blog post has given you some ideas on how to survive the holidays when single! With these tips, you can learn to appreciate your single status and make the most out of this holiday season. All the best!
We at MVEMNT wish all single people a happy holiday season! 🎄☃