Christmas can be a joyful time for most people, but for some, it can be very dreadful depending on your circumstances. And with the coronavirus growing rapidly, many of us will be forced to celebrate the holiday alone. However, we have a few tips that'll help improve your Christmas spirit.
Volunteer At A Local Shelter
Research shows that our mood increases whenever we help out others while we are feeling low. From feeding the homeless to gifting a Christmas refuge parcel, helping others can really put things into perspective. Doing this not only spreads Christmas joy but is also a heartwarming experience.
Many times we forget to give love to ourselves. Nothing feels better than a quick pick-me-up with a bit of self-care to match. Whether it's setting up a spa day or dining at your favorite restaurant, don't feel guilty for treating yourself.
Binge Watch Your Favorite Holiday Movies
There is some comfort in snuggling under covers and watching feel-good Christmas movies. You will not only still get the Christmas feeling, but it's a healthy escape from reality to get lost into a fictional winter wonderland.
Write Out A Goals List For The New Year
There's nothing wrong with getting a head start. Setting goals helps with maintaining direction and can keep you motivated. This is also a great time for some self-reflection. Take a moment to jot down some things you would like to accomplish in the new year.
Stay Off Social Media
Last but not least, limit your social media intake. While it may be cool to see everyone's family photos, this can also bring sadness of you are spending the holiday alone. This can also bring in comparisons to others which can lead to sadness as well. Seeing a newsfeed full of Christmas-themed photos can cause bitterness and trigger your mental health if you aren't careful. This is actually a great time to take a social media break.
Regardless of your situation, Christmas can still be a magical time. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is what you make it and enjoy it how you see fit. Don't forget to hold your head high and stay strong.
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