Being single for the holidays can be dreadful and downright depressing. The last thing you want to experience is your friends and family asking you, “How come you are single? You seem like a great catch.” All you want to do is roll your eyes and walk away.
If you find yourself this time of year wishing to spend it with someone special, then you’re not alone. Without that special someone to toast to hot toddy’s or cuddle up near a fire on a cold winter night can be awfully lonely. How does one joyfully embrace their single status during the holidays?
You become “selflessly selfish.”
Here are 5 Ways To Own Your Single Status With Holiday Cheer:
1.Indulge In Self-Love
Loving yourself from the inside out is truly the best way to reach a state of bliss. You don’t need anyone else to complete you when you are already full of love. Your ability to be happy and cheerful is within you and only you. Discovering what fulfills you emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually will make your heart sing endlessly into the silent nights.
Self-love is the gift that keeps on giving.
How does one practice self-love? I personally keep a healthy regimen by being proactive with working out, eating healthy, immersing myself in my love for photography, and staying present each day. My newest indulgence – celery juice in the morning. It is truly a miracle herb full of detox benefits for those who suffer from autoimmune disorders, like myself. Without your health, you don’t have much, so this a passion of mine I practice to the fullest.
Other ways you can seek fulfillment with self-love is creating a deeper connection with yourself. The more you are connected to who you are, it’s much easier to show up and attract what you want with a partner. This gives you clarity and certainty within your own lifestyle without creating confusion or frustration for yourself.
The more profound your vision is of who you are, the greater value you will place on your self-worth. This is key to asking for what you need in a relationship from a partner who you want to share your life with.
2. Hang With Friends And Family Who Support You
Hanging around people who embrace your relationship status and fully accept you is more important to your emotional health than you can imagine. If you continuously invest your time with those who don’t support you, it can be challenging to stay positive.
Especially, if they keep harassing you for a wedding date. This can be very burdensome and quite difficult to hear. Potentially driving you to a deeper state of disparity and heartache.
Positivity is contagious.
What are you supposed to do when your family or friends don’t support you? You own your place and establish healthy boundaries. You don’t have to put up with anyone who makes you feel less than about yourself. But, you do need to communicate with them by kindly letting them know you appreciate their concern in regards to your love life. And when you have news to share, you will be sure to share in triumph style.
So how do you set a boundary? For example, your mother keeps asking for grandchildren, yet you are single. Your response would be: “Mom, I app