How To Deal With Loneliness Over The Holidays
The Holidays are here and it should be a time for happiness, family, friends and joy. And many times it is. Unfortunately it's also a time for seasonal depression, feeling a loss from a loved one. or not being home for the holidays.
I have been in radio for a long time and have not lived in my hometown in Chicago since 1995. So I have had my share of being alone for the holidays. I always made the best of it by cooking my favorite foods, watching a feel good movie. and getting on the phone with friends and family.
Here are some ways to deal with loneliness over the holidays from bustle.com.
- Start a New Tradition that's Just For You.
- Surround yourself With People and Tell Them How you Feel.
- Spend Quality Time With Yourself.
- Reach Out to People You Lost Touch With.
- Lean Into Your Feelings.
- Try To Avoid Dating Apps and Going Into a New Relationship.
I personally lost all my Aunts and Uncles and they were so much fun over the holidays. I also lost a younger Brother. Every year I deal with losing my Mom who I was really close too. And it's comforting to think of the good times with her and how I know she is watching over me everyday.
I think it's important to count our blessings this holiday season. Even though it has been a tough year for everyone. Let's stay strong and not be embarrassed to reach out to friends and family for support.
2021 is gonna be a great year!