Surviving Christmas When You Are Single

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Surviving Christmas When You Are Single

Surviving Christmas when you’re single can be emotionally draining and difficult. Whether it is not wanting to show up single to events or dealing with nosy people. Which is why I’ve compiled a guide to getting through the Christmas season solo.

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First off, don’t overlook all of the benefits of being single during the Christmas season. There is no agonizing over what to but your partner, and better yet you don’t have to spend the money. Then there is the relief of not having to figure out or argue about how to split your time among the families. Best of all, you do not have to deal with the craziness of a family that is not yours!

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Having to walk into any big gathering during Christmas, whether it be a company party, or a relatives house can be daunting to say the least. You might feel like the entire room is staring at you, like some kind of spectacle. Let me tell you something, people are paying a lot less attention to you than you think. The secret is to let go and just enjoy yourself. More importantly let others enjoy you! Oh and there’s alway alcohol!

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Odds are you won’t be the only single person at these events. If you feel like you will be the only single person there, change it! Invite a friend to tag along.

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Have a comeback ready for nosy people, whether they be friends, family, or strangers. When questioning you on your love life or lack there off, remember, they are odds are not trying to be hurtful. Now of course there are some who might be, keep in mind if that is the case then they must be pretty miserable themselves. You can either answer in earnest (I haven’t found the right person yet) or in humor (I decided I didn’t want to spend a fortune on gifts this year).

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Try doing things that make you feel good about yourself. Sure, you can take all of that money you are saving on gifts and spend it on yourself. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or pedicure. Or even better, volunteer. It is the season for giving. Not only will you be helping others, but you will automatically feel batter about yourself as well!

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Whatever you do DO NOT wallow! If you allow yourself to indulge in that negative behavior, nothing good will come of it. It will only get worse and you will find yourself on an ugly downward spiral. Plus, you don’t want people to pity you, you are to awesome for that!

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Being single is a relationship status, not a death sentence.

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So don’t freak out and don’t be a Grinch! Enjoy Christmas and your freedom to enjoy it however, wherever, and whenever you want!!

 

Until next time….

6 thoughts on “Surviving Christmas When You Are Single

  1. Great tips! It’s always so special to spend Christmas time with your own family anyway, you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy it! Before I was in a relationship I loved celebrating Christmas, and you know, less money to spend so win win!

    Chloe xx

  2. Great tips! Yes to not wallowing. Sometimes we get caught up in relationship statuses we miss out on the fun that can be had. Something me and my boyfriend joke about is how much money you spend when in a relationship hahaha one less person to gift! Fun gifs also!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

  3. Such a great post, I’m recently single and I think Christmas can be especially hard. I love how you have highlighted so many positives, yes to saving money and not having to go to awkward family gatherings with people you hardly know, he he! I’m looking forward to having more family time and lots of chill time with Netflix! Have a lovely festive season! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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