Spending holidays alone might be stressful for some, especially after such a difficult year. But don't worry! Here's some specialists' advice on how to stay positive.
The year 2020 has been a tough pill to swallow for many of us, and if you happen to be spending holidays alone, it is only natural that you feel a bit upset. Nevertheless, there are some tips you can follow to actually enjoy some quiet time for yourself.
Be grateful and enjoy your time alone
Even though sometimes we find it hard to stay positive, you can focus on the things we should be grateful for. You can take the time to meditate, write a gratitude list, indulge yourself in those activities you never have time for. You can take up a new hobby such as painting, drawing, writing a journal, or any other activity that makes you unplug from the world.
The pandemic has taught us how necessary it is to stay close to your loved ones. Call your family and friends, organize a zoom meeting, this will help you stay connected to the relatives and friends you are far from this year. However, limit your screen time on social media, because if you are alone for the holidays, seeing pictures of other people spending time with others might trigger feelings of sadness.
Take care of your health
While you can allow yourself to indulge in some wine and extra dainties, it is recommended to follow a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and drink enough water.
Explore your cooking skills
Preparing a delicious meal is a nice way of keeping some kind of schedule and teat yourself at the same time. It’ll help you structure your time and remain focused, this is paramount to cope with feelings of sadness and stress.
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