11 Dec Christmas Doesn’t Have To Mean Lonely….
Ah yes, its that time of the year again where we prepare to deck the hall with bells of holly, sing carols and get all the Christmas trimmings ready for that one day of the year. But for many it’s not always about the presents, the gatherings, the decorations and the festive spirit. It can also be a time of reflection, of going within and thinking about what is missing rather than thinking about what we have. Why is it that Christmas also brings a little sadness to our souls instead of cheer? When Bridget Jones reminded herself that it was her 32nd year of being single she wasn’t alone. For many, deep down, that little voice whispers in your ear and reminds you that you don’t have a special someone to spend the festive season with. Cue in Celine Dion ‘”All by myself….Don’t want to be all by myself.” Why is it this time of year that hits you and makes you feel bad? Is it because we watch too many Christmas movies where it ends happily ever after and a reunion happens at the end and everyone is rejoicing? Christmas should not be a reflection of whats missing but a big thanks for what we have. How about we turn the tables and singletons be happy with themselves even without a plus one. Christmas can be stressful, families argue, one person is missing, Loved one’s apart. The list goes on. So what if you are single at Christmas? Better that than to be stressed and over it before it starts. Whilst the thought of spending it with a significant other is a lovely notion don’t let it over ride the true meaning of Christmas which is friends, family and loved ones. To celebrate to be grateful and to appreciate one another. You don’t have to feel lonely at Christmas if you don’t want to. Change the way you look at it. Be thankful for what you have and take the focus of what you think is missing. How do you know?…It could be the last time you are single at Christmas. Enjoy and celebrate with those dearest to you. That really is what its all about. Wishing all the singletons out there a fabulous Christmas. May you rock the dinner table with your no stressed out smug look on your face. Be your fabulous self. With or without a significant other. May Christmas bring you not only cheer but best wishes and great times. Use this time as a reflection on you and what you have done, where you want to be and what you want to do. If that doesn’t work to well there is always a holiday you can plan for the festive season that will get you excited, reignited and more than happy to leave your turkey dinner for.