It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are drawing near, yet, you are still single? You feel lonely, depressed, and a sense of hopelessness, wondering if you will ever find that special someone in your life. Christmas is not about finding your mate, or celebrating your marriage. Let’s remember the true meaning of the Christmas season.


Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to find meaning this season:

1.  Organize A Get Together

Why not invite your friends over for a fun dinner party? Have each one prepare a dish to bring to the party. This is a great way to enjoy each other’s company and spend some quality time with the ones you love.

2.  Do Something For Someone Else

This is a great way to donate your time over the holidays. If you have friends that have kids, offer to watch them for a few hours while their parents run errands. Help them make their Christmas presents, decorate the house or take them out to a Christmas market or ice skating. It will be a great way to bond with the kids and gives your friends some time for themselves.

3.  Spend Time With Your Family

Spend the holidays with your parents or your sibling’s family. Most of the year, everyone is too busy to find the time. Let’s use this time of the year to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.

4.  Volunteer

You can also volunteer in your community or at your church. There is plenty of need out there! Volunteers are always welcomed with open arms especially during this time of the year. This is not just a great opportunity to serve but also to meet new people.

5.  Reflect

The holidays are a good time to just sit back and take a moment to reflect on the past year. What were your accomplishments? What do you think you need to work on in your life? What would you like to change?

Don’t let the holidays overwhelm or discourage you. Media may be trying to tell you differently, but don’t let the media feed you lies. We are all longing to share our lives with someone but we also have to be able to wait until the right person is given to us. Put your focus on what really matters and enjoy your time with family and friends.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Author: Isabell Ohlinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Janie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist in Orlando, Florida. Janie believes that everyone has a story. These stories give meaning and purpose to the chaos of everyday life. Janie believes that people can get stuck in their life with unhealthy coping mechanisms, unhealed past traumas or wounds deep inside themselves. Janie invites people to take a journey with her to discover their own life story by helping them make connections with their behavior and needs, recognize the patterns, as well as why they have developed those patterns. Janie's passion is to walk alongside individuals as they face past wounds to create healing in their lives.

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