This time of year is all about parties, family get-togethers, engagements, and celebrations. It can be hard to show up to all of these events alone and authentically in the holiday spirit.
However, when you’re single during the holidays, there are actually many benefits. Remember that people who are coupled up definitely endure their own stresses.
So if you're feeling blue about not having someone to share the holiday season with, don’t fret. We're here to show you the bright side.
1) Go The Events You Want
There’ll be no arguments about whose family you're going to spend the holidays with or which company party to attend. You can do exactly what you want with whoever you want, and you can mix and mingle on your own terms.
2) Meet Someone New
Between the parties, hustle and bustle, and goodwill that’s in the air, the holidays are prime time to meet new people. It’s easier to strike up conversations and the parties and events also mean an abundance of opportunities to meet new friends and potential love interests for 2018.
3) Shine The Spotlight On Yourself
The holidays are an ideal time to catch up on all those things you said you wanted to do this year, but didn't have time to do yet. The extra time off gives you time to recharge, pamper yourself, and think about your wants, needs, and goals.
4) Devote Time To Family, Friends, And Those In Need
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you have to feel unloved. And the best way to get that holiday glow is to show love and appreciation to others. Use this time to have deeper conversations, laugh, and show gratitude to the people you have around you.
Being in a relationship usually comes with obligations around the holidays. Sometimes, your own needs can get left to the bottom of the pile. If you’re single, you have the freedom to go and do something completely different. Ever wanted to redecorate your home or plan a spontaneous yoga retreat vacation? Now you can without the input of someone else.
Being happy during the holidays isn’t dependent on whether you’re in a relationship or not. So focus on all the people you do have around you and the freedom you have to create some amazing holiday memories. And the best part is that it's all on your terms!