The holidays can be a challenging time of year if you’re spending them alone.
Everywhere you go, you are bombarded with images of the “perfect” holiday season with family, friends, parties, and lots of food. If you look on social media, it looks like everyone is having fun.
In reality, the holidays are often lowkey for more people than you realize. There are many people that will be spending the holidays alone for various reasons. Families often don’t live close, COVID has kept people apart, and some people would rather just be by themselves.
Whether they have to work, are unable to be with family, or don’t have any family or friends to be with - there are more people not having that picture perfect holiday than you think.
Whatever your reason for spending the holiday season alone, remember, the holidays are just a day or two out of the whole year. Keep it in perspective. Be good to yourself and know - you are not alone.
Here are 25 ideas for making your personal celebration special!
Watch a funny movie or have a movie marathon
Get a few books and spend your day reading and drinking your favorite hot beverage
Make time for those new hobbies or interests
Clean or organize an area of your house
Do some cooking or baking
Connect with others virtually
Go for a walk or hike
Dream about what you want to achieve in 2022
Create a vision board
Create a gratitude list
Start a journal and daily routine
Organize all your photos
Be creative and draw, paint or color
Get some new comfy pajamas and stay in them all day
Watch all the holiday movies or shows
List to podcasts
Start writing your own blog
Spend time with your pet or consider adopting one
Research different places you would like to visit
Take a bubble bath
Spend the day with a stack of new magazines