There are many reasons why people can find themselves alone at Christmas such as death of a loved one, living far from relatives or social isolation. This means that there are many people who struggle to cope with the festive season.
To avoid feeling lonely during the silly season there needs to be some pre-planning. There needs to be a pro-active approach, this can be fun deciding how you are going to spend this time. Many charities ask for shoe boxes filled with little gifts for children or soldiers, dog charities ask for knitted blankets or coats. Making these up is creative and gives a sense of purpose during the run up to Christmas.
For the actual Christmas day and Boxing day you could:
If you are feeling really down about being alone at Christmas and you can't pull yourself out of it, reach out for help. Call a friend, family member or a helpline you don't need to be alone.
The wonderful readers at TheCircle will always be there for you, so give them a call and ask about what the future holds for you or ask to contact loved ones in Spirit. This will give you the support you need.
Most of all take time to appreciate what you do have in life, be it good health, a place to live, pets or food on the table. May I wish you a Happy Yuletide.