Overcome loneliness this festive season

As fun as the holiday season can be, it can also be a lonely time. Work or families being far away mean that many spend Christmas and bring in the new year alone. Here are a few tips to beat the holiday blues.

Check your local gig guides

The holidays are always busy. Check your local gig guide to find out what is happening around you. See if there is anything that peaks your interest, make time to attend. Such events are a great way to meet new people and who knows, maybe, even make new friends.

Plan ahead

A purpose-filled day beats the blues without a doubt. After looking through various gig guides and keeping appraised on social media, plan your activities ahead of time.

Explore your hobbies

The hustle and bustle of everyday life makes it hard for people to do the things they enjoy. The holidays are calmer and more relaxed. Take this time to explore your hobbies. You never know, it might lead to a business idea for the New Year.

Keep a journal

Going back to a quiet home after an eventful day can take its toll on your emotions. It is okay to feel sad. Get a journal and pen your feelings.

Keep in touch

Not having someone to talk to over the festive season is very painful. It is normal for family and friends to forget to call, not necessarily because they are having too much fun, but possibly because they are overwhelmed, busy or tired. Don’t let that deter you, take the initiative and make the first move.

Try something new

Due to busy schedules during the year, it is often difficult to make time for something new. Either because the place is full or there is simply no time. Many places are generally quieter over the December holidays. Go to that restaurant, museum or any other place you wanted to go to. Do that thing you have always wanted to do.

Bombi Mavundza

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