Single at Christmas - 4 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
by Suzy Weiss
It can be hard to be single at Christmas. You may have spent the previous year with a special someone. But now that he's gone, you would be spending Christmas alone. Well, you don't have to feel sorry for yourself. Just because you're all alone on Christmas doesn't mean you can't enjoy the holidays.
You may feel sad and lonely, but you can turn the tables around. There are a lot of activities during the holidays for single people. Make some plans. Spend more time with yourself. Wash your holiday blues away with these 4 tips:
Embark on a cruise. There are many cruises geared toward single people. A singles cruise is an excellent option for those who don't want to be alone at Christmas. You would get to see and visit new sites, as well as meet new acquaintances. Singles cruises offer various activities both off and onboard.
You can choose a short trip (2 to 3-day cruise). Or you can opt for a much longer one that would include New Year celebration. This is an excellent way to see different parts of the world, and to clear emotional cobwebs. As a single at Christmas, you can sail your single-ness away on one of these cruise.
You can also consider going to a ski resort. If you love skiing or snowboarding, then a ski resort is where you should be at. There are various resorts scattered around the country that you can go to. The slopes are not just the main attraction in these places, but the nightlife, too. A lot of resorts even offer yoga classes and other fun activities. This allows singles the opportunity to mingle with other guests.
Attend holiday events and parties. You don't have to be embarrassed just because you're single this Christmas season. Keep in mind that a lot of people go through singlehood. Join holiday gatherings and feasts just as if you were in a relationship. If you don't want to fly solo, ask other single friends to join you. This will help you from feeling awkward and out of place. And the best part, you would also be cheering up your friend who is also alone this holiday season.
Participate in volunteer or charity work. What better way to feel good about yourself than by helping others. Serve hot meals at the local homeless shelter, or visit elderly people at a nursing home. Not only will you not be all alone on Christmas. But you will also get to do something for a change. You can even turn this into an annual custom even after you have met someone.
Participate in local Christmas activities. Sign in for some Christmas plays or any holiday activity in the neighborhood. Approach people around your area and make new friends. This will throw away all your sadness of being single at Christmas. It will make you feel wanted and appreciated.