The holidays are usually a time where you get to spend time with families and long-lost friends. However, that’s not the case for some people. For it to be the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ it’s the time where seasonal depression hits some people hard. When I was working retail I rarely got the time to go home for the holidays when I had moved away.
So a lot of the time I was alone for the Holidays, I even once had a pizza delivery person invite me to come over for Thanksgiving dinner because she didn’t want me to be alone(#mortified). I would stay inside and drink and take a depression nap. However this year, I decided to take my depression and me out for the holidays and you can too.
Here’s my game plan.
Since most of the stores are closed on the holiday the day before I brave the crowds and stock up beauty supplies I want to try as we as some ingredients for recipes to cook while I’m home. My point is to stay busy.
I also plan to catch up with my writing and my hobbies, I also plan on working out and catching up on some reading.
Take yourself out on a date. You’d be surprised to see how many people to the movies alone on Christmas. You can also splurge on a fancy dinner for yourself even if it’s just take-out. It doesn’t have to be expensive you can splurge on calories whatever you enjoy.
Going for a walk listening to music and enjoying the winter scenery without the screams of children is always life.
Do some holiday shopping since the deals will mostly be online anyways and gift your self. You can be like me and indulge in your beauty routine and pick your face till it’s raw and glowing.
You could always text some of your friends and see what they’re up to, invite them over or see if it’s ok if you come over.
Most importantly don’t wallow in your sadness, if holiday movies and shows put you in a funk, ID TV always has some crime show marathon on, even on Christmas. You can even see if your cynic friend is busy and invite them over to laugh at the corniest of it all.
I wish you all happiness for the holiday season and remember it’s only two months and since you’re not eating those big holiday portions and meals you don’t have to worry about shedding any pounds. & If you need me I’ll be here available to talk to on my twitter @Off4thandGraham.