Embracing Solitude During the Holidays
The holidays can be a trying time for anyone, especially those who lack family or friends to spend it with. While feeling alone and anxious during this season for some people is obvious, why not see it as an opportunity to empower yourself through joy? With no one around to distract you, now is your chance to explore what it's like to savor being alone with yourself. Who knows - you may end up finding joy along the way!
How To Find Joy in Being Alone During the Holidays
First, don’t let thoughts of “should” creep in. This is the season of giving; of course, that can mean gifts or even acts of kindness towards others and yourself. Spend as much time as you need on self-care activities such as relaxing baths, reading books, and watching movies that make you feel good. Enjoy your favorite food at your favorite restaurant without feeling guilty, stay in bed all day if you think so, and don’t forget to move your body and praise yourself whenever you look in the mirror. Do all the things that you are not doing daily.
Secondly, think are so many people out there that they must attend parties where they don't want to go, or after these family gatherings where they can find everything but joy, they need months to recover. From a different perspective, you will also notice that many people are not celebrating anything; they want just their quiet time.
Third, use this time to reflect on the year past - all its ups and downs included! Think about what went well and didn’t go so well, but be gentle when judging yourself; no one is perfect. Use these reflections to learn and grow from your experiences. Ask yourself questions like “What did I learn? What do I want more of in my life? What should I stay away from? How can I become a better version of myself in 2023?” Write down your answers if that helps! Focus on what you want. Imagine whom you will become. How will you be feeling emotionally? What does that feel like in your body? How will you be interacting with people? Try to close your eyes and imagine how you visualize a perfect day. Be honest with yourself, and let your imagination be wild. Keep that image alive because the more you focus on it, the more you get it. The only thing that you can ever have control over are the thoughts in your mind. If you can control your thoughts, you can make your life wonderful, the life you always dream of.
Finally, reach out if you need help. You don't have to suffer in silence if things get overwhelming during the holiday season. It's ok to reach out for help from therapists or other professionals if needed - there is no shame in seeking assistance from someone who can provide an outside perspective on things going on in your life! And remember that talking about how we feel doesn't make us weak; instead, it shows strength because we are taking steps towards addressing our emotional needs!
The holidays are a great reminder that being alone doesn't always have to mean loneliness. Instead of seeing this time as a negative void in your life - why not look at it as an opportunity for growth? Consider ways to use solo time during the holiday and find joy within yourself amid the hustle and bustle of friends and family gatherings. After all, 2022 has already thrown us enough curveballs. It's time to stop worrying about what you can't do and start doing something with the only thing you can control - your thoughts! You have the power to take charge of your journey and rewrite your story if you choose to.
A great way to do this is through Rapid Transformational Therapy, which provides an effective approach to changing your life with just a few tweaks in the way you think. So go ahead, treat yourself to some thought-shifting therapy and change your life starting right now and step empowered and confident in 2023!
Our year is like a blank canvas, waiting to be filled with all the vibrancy and joy our creative minds can conjure. It’s my heartfelt wish that you fill yours with a kaleidoscope of peace, love, kindness, and bliss – the perfect palette for a magnificent start! May 2023 bring with it lots of opportunities to spread your wings and discover how splendidly unpredictable life can be. Let the journey begin!