During the holidays, there are a large number of single people. Many of those people feel extremely lonely. If you are one of these people, do not fret. You do not have to be lonely any longer. This holiday season could be full of happiness. To learn how you could conquer loneliness during the holidays read on.
The best way to conquer loneliness is to learn how to enjoy yourself. You need to understand that you are important and make a difference to others. Think about the lesson that George Bailey learned in the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We are all here for a purpose. Do not live life believing that you need someone to fulfill you. Being happy comes from within.
Always be content with your relationship status. Your attitude depends on you. Only you can control your reactions at holiday gatherings. If all of your immediate family members and close friends are married or in relationships, do not let their “seemingly” happiness get you down. If you are a third or fifth wheel, repeat this affirmation “I might be alone, but I am not lonely.”
Staying positive is a sure way to conquer loneliness. You must stay happy throughout the entire holiday season. If you are not happy with yourself, it will show to those around you. Do not mope around and feel sorry. The holidays are time to spend with those closest to you and to be thankful for many blessings. Many people did not or will not make it to or through the holidays, so count the blessing that you are here.
Reconnecting with family and friends during the holidays will keep your mind off being alone. Surrounded by the love and friendship from others will fill the void. Dinner with the family and drinks with friends is a recipe for holiday cheer.
Being single during the holidays might seem overwhelming to some. To others, this time is just like any other day. During this holiday season, you can stop feeling lonely and start feeling happy. The above suggestions are ways to help avoid loneliness at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Montgomery restaurants open on Thanksgiving:
- Mamma Nem’s Casual Dining, on the Eastern Boulevard at I-85 (old Cracker Barrel building), 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Golden Corral, 1480 Eastern Boulevard, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Piccadilly’s Cafeteria, 2601 Eastern Boulevard, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Cracker Barrel, 9191 Boyd Cooper Parkway, 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- India Palace, 3007 McGehee Road, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- The House, 201 Tallapoosa Street, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (brunch) and 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (buffet); reservations required.
- Montgomery’s Café, 300 Tallapoosa Street, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; reservations recommended.