It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, at least for some of us. The holidays can be a dreadful time for singles, and for good reason. Why? Tis’ the “cuff season” of engagements and baby announcements. For some singles, the holiday can be a depressing reminder of the fact that you’re alone, causing you to have “What Do the Lonely Do At Christmas?” by The Emotions on repeat. Or was it just me?
As we dive deep into the holidays, don’t let pressure from society, family & friends, and yourself ruin this season. Here are 5 ways singles can beat the holiday blues:
1. Remember the reason for the season.
Contrary to popular belief the holidays are a time to celebrate more than the fact you were able to score a “Patty Pie” or how much you dread spending yet another holiday solo dolo. Focus. The holidays are meant for gratitude, family, and feasting. Don’t miss it.
2. Enjoy a family holiday vacation.
Who says you HAVE to spend the holiday at Aunty CeCe’s house EVERY year? Why not enjoy Christmas in Jamaica? Or Thanksgiving at Disney World? Trust me, when you’re old and married, you’ll look back on the random family holiday vacation and smile.
3. Give back.
Yes, we should consider those less fortunate all year long, however, the holidays are a PERFECT opportunity to give back. Donate to a women’s shelter. Take toys to the children at the hospital. Serve at a soup kitchen. There’s something magical about giving that has a way of making you forget about all your troubles.
4. Treat yourself.
You know that piece of jewelry you’ve been eyeing? You should get it. Whether it’s a new MacBook Pro, or a new hair color, be intentional about doing something special for yourself this holiday season simply because you’re awesome.
5. Reject society’s standard of living.
Please do this immediately. Who says you have to have a boo for the holidays? Who says you have to be married by 30? Who makes these rules up? Now is the perfect time to officially reject society’s standard of living and trust God’s timing for your life.
BMWK – Married or single, what would you add to this list? Sound off below!