8 helpful tips if you are alone this Christmas

8 helpful tips if you are alone this Christmas

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It’s that time of year again, where Christmas is just around the corner. And we all know what that means: loads of food, over the top decorations, and plans with family members.

Although we see big “magical” family gatherings in Christmas movies, that can be unrealistic for some of us. 

If I have learnt anything from being estranged from my own family, it’s that you can feel expectations from others to be around family during Christmas. Even if that means pushing underlying issues aside just to create the illusion of a “happy” family.

But why put yourself through the pain of pretending?

I would rather option for a glass of wine on the couch whilst binging my favourite program.

Many people can find Christmas a hard period of the year especially if they have lost their relationship with family. If this is you, don’t worry, you are not alone. There are still ways to make your day special.

You don’t have to go overboard to have fun, but there is nothing stopping you from creating new traditions and beautiful memories.   

There are always ways to treat yourself and some even in the comfort of your pajamas.

Here are eight tips.

#1. Make sure you have all your favourite food and drinks in the house.

#2. Buy some decorations, it doesn’t need to be expensive. You can be crafty with your ideas. Example: buy some inexpensive fairy lights and stick them in glass jars (make sure they are safe to use) and put them around the house.

#3. Purchase a gift for yourself like your favourite face mask, hair mask, candles or bath bomb.

#4. Create your favorite breakfast on the day (personally I’m a big fan of pancakes).

#5. Snuggle on the couch with a hot chocolate (use real chocolate melted down, that always makes the experience even better) and have a movie marathon.

#6. Light nicely scented candles and enjoy a face mask with a glass of wine (or two).

#7. Learn to make your favourite cocktail and enjoy it with your favorite snack.

#8. Buy some homemade craft kits like candles, dreamcatchers, or paintings, just to name a few.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Cassie

    Such a great post! I definitely find so much comfort in having my apartment decorated with a nice smelling winter candle ( I love Tis the Season from Bath & Body Works), hot coco, and a Christmas movie on! Great timing of this post as well with the holidays coming up so quick. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kadijatu

      Thank you Cassie, I’m glad this article held things you enjoy

  2. Margaret

    I love these ideas! Simple and fun, and even though it’s a crappy year and crappy way to celebrate alone, it’s still a way to emphasize the day. I like #7 in moderation!

  3. Kadijatu

    Thank you Margaret, It most definitely has been a crazy year!. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas day.

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