Just because you’re single doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on celebrating the best of the holidays. Whether you’re just looking for some holiday cheer or want to make it a memorable season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this festive time. Here are some tips on how to make this holiday season special and fun even if you are flying solo:
1. Do Things You Enjoyed As A Kid
The holidays are a time when we can really infuse some nostalgia into our routines, so why not do something you enjoyed as a kid? Consider this time a fun solo journey down memory lane. Try setting aside some time to do something that used to bring you so much joy – perhaps it’s playing a board game, going skiing, cooking an old family recipe, reading a loved book, or building a gingerbread house. You might be surprised by how these activities still put a smile on your face and fill you with holiday cheer.
2. Create Your Own Holiday Traditions
Get creative with your ideas and think of ways that will make the holidays special for you. You could head to your local bookstore and pick up some great seasonal books to read by the fire with your favourite hot beverage. Or why not head outdoors for some ice-skating or snow tubing with friends or family. Creating your own traditions will add some additional meaning to your holidays and give you something to look forward to and cherish for years to come. Best of all, when you meet that special someone, you can share it with them!
3. Take Yourself On a Date
We often believe that dates should only be with someone else, but spending some quality time by yourself can be just as fun and enriching! Take yourself out to your favourite restaurant, or explore a new one, see a show, or check out a holiday market. Going for a long walk in nature, or a trip out of the city to watch the stars is another excellent way to spend time solo, too. Alone time is valuable, so don’t hesitate to take a day off from social obligations and spend it with yourself. Who knows what kind of surprise awaits you?
4. Gift Yourself Something Special
Your single status shouldn’t mean that you go without this holiday. You deserve to be celebrated, too, so be sure to gift yourself something special that will surely put a smile on your face. Perhaps it’s spending a night at a high-end hotel or splurging on something luxurious like cologne or lingerie. Giving yourself a holiday gift is the perfect way to show yourself some self-love and appreciation. You are worthy!
5. Have A Movie Night-In
Enjoying some holiday cheer this season doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Pop some popcorn, grab your favourite blanket and watch a seasonal movie that will make you feel the spirit of the holidays! Choose from timeless classics like: It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, or Elf, or perhaps something lesser known but equally charming. The most important thing is to enjoy yourself! Have a few laughs (or tears, if that’s your thing), some snacks and savour the moment of peace and comfort this season brings.
6. Attend Those Holiday Parties
If you’re single, attending holiday parties can be an excellent opportunity to get out there and mingle! Whether it’s with your family, friends, or colleagues, having the opportunity to meet new people and network is a fantastic experience. Not only can you make meaningful connections, but you can also enjoy some delicious food and drinks in a festive setting. It also gives you something to look forward to, which has all kinds of benefits, like increased positivity and improved mood. Make it extra special by treating yourself to a stylish new outfit that makes you feel amazing. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of these kinds of events this holiday season – you never know who you might meet or how much fun you’ll have!
7. Try Something New
If you’re single and feeling a little lonely this holiday season, why not challenge yourself to something new? There’s no better time of year to start something fresh than at the holidays. Whether it’s taking on a fitness goal, starting a new hobby, or just trying some unique dishes with friends and family, there are many ways to make your season brighter. It may feel like a big step out of your comfort zone but remember that change can be good, and it can help take your mind off what you don’t have so you can focus on the positive things in your life.
8. Proactively & Strategically Tackle Loneliness
The holidays can be a time to be with family and friends, but for single people, in particular, it can be a reminder that those meaningful relationships may not exist (yet!). It’s important to remember that loneliness can hit anyone at any time, and the holidays are no exception. That said, there are proactive steps single people can take to manage loneliness during the holiday season. This could include everything from scheduling video chats with friends or family, taking part in social events, or making a point of reaching out to neighbours and others who need extra support during this difficult time. Taking positive action is the key – by facing our emotions head-on, we can find healthy ways to learn how to better cope with them and rise above whatever challenges the holidays might bring.
9. Volunteer Your Time
The holidays are all about giving back, so why not spend some quality time volunteering at a local charity or organization? Not only will this keep your mind off being single during the festive period, but it will also give you an opportunity to meet new people while doing something good. Stats have shown that people feel happier giving than receiving. Examples of volunteer work include serving food at your local soup kitchen, sorting out donations at homeless shelters, handing out gifts at children’s hospitals, helping elderly neighbours or family members with their shopping, etc. Doing this kind of work is sure to lift both your and other people’s spirits this holiday season!
10. Spend Time with Family & Friends
The holidays are the perfect time to spend quality time with family and friends. Getting the chance to reconnect with the people closest to you can allow for meaningful conversations, delightful reminiscing, and new shared memories. Take advantage of the time that you have off from day-to-day commitments to appreciate and make memories with those who are most dear to your heart.
No matter how long you’ve been single, there are plenty of ways to make this holiday season enjoyable and memorable – even if it involves spending time alone. Whether that means creating your own traditions or volunteering in your community– there is something special waiting for everyone this holiday season! So take advantage of these suggestions and make sure that nothing stops you from having an amazing holiday experience. Happy Holidays!