I know all-too-well how it can feel to be alone for the holidays. Back in 2008, I was sitting in my business office, inside my massage center with my computer, taking an exam on Fibromyalgia.
I can remember how lonely it seemed. And as proud as I was to pass the test perfectly, I had no one to share that memory with.
One way to beat the Holiday blues is to create a new tradition for yourself. Try going to feed the homeless, or accepting an invitation to spend time at someone else’s family house.
The Holidays are inundated with commercial marketing about family, and when you’re either estranged from your family or may have experienced loss, it can be devastating.
Even I have had to fight holiday blues. My personal resolve has been to spend the day in prayer, giving thanks to God for whatever the holiday represents. There is nothing like a good hot-long bath with candles and soft music whether Bob Marley or Oldies but Goodies.
One other tip is to plan for your Holiday future. By planning to get over this dull season of holidays in your life, you expectantly will.
I said to myself the last few years that I’d commit to less working during the Holidays when that special someone came along. I would make sure that we get to spend time together and create our own memories. I also said that when I get married we’d set our standards and traditions for our home together.
I am having my first Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birthday with the man that I intend to spend my life with. He and I are sticking to my plan, and sure enough the memory of the Holiday Blues is fading.
I wish you all of the joy that God can bring you so that you are fulfilled and are experiencing the richness of the season.
Ressurrection is the author of a memoir Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love http://www.identitycrisisbook.com