Single for the holidays? Don’t worry, be happy. Here’s how…
Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or never married, it can be challenging to be single for the holidays. Christmas and Chanukah may be over, but New Years’ Eve is coming up. There’s way too much of what I call ‘Hallmark Holiday Pressure’ to feel ‘wrong’ or sad about not being happily coupled at this time of year.
I say, “Bah, Humbug!” to all those who think that singles can’t be happy around the holidays.
That’s why I created a Blab to address this topic. For those of you unfamiliar with Blabs, they’re a live-streaming platform that enable a public video chat among up to four participants at a time.
Recently, I’ve been blabbing about topics relevant to singles, especially those over 40. In the blab video replay below, I share five ways for you to stay happy, especially if you’re going through a tough time over the holidays.
Happiness is an inside job. It starts with you. You have a lot more control over your state of mind than you might think, whether it’s the holiday season or not. Following are my five best tips for staying happy and sane no matter what time of year.
Single for the Holidays? 5 Ways to Stay Happy
1. Don’t look for happiness outside yourself.
2. Tell your gremlins to take a hike.
3. Keep a list of the good in your life.
4. Live in the present.
5. Be positive and ditch the negative energy.
At the end of the video, a widower took a ‘seat’, and I coached him about why he hasn’t dated since his wife passed away. I challenged him to date again. Find out what he said, and learn much more about all five steps in the video below.
And please join me in my next Blab on January 7th at 3 PM Eastern, 12 PM Pacific. I’m partnering with renowned dating coach, Bobbi Palmer, to reveal the #1 Key to Online Dating Success. Subscribe today.
How do you stay happy and sane over the holidays? Please share in the comments below. And Happy Holidays to you!
A version of this article first appeared at Last First Date