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3 Meaningful Way to Survive the Holidays Alone

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A coffee a day keeps my friends near, spontaneity keeps my heart clear. I lack sometimes the steam, to pursue the never-ending dream.
Published December 23rd 2014
Home alone on Christmas is not just a movie
Well let's admit it. Sometimes we just have to spend the holidays alone. But it isn't such a bad thing. How often do we have quality time to ourselves where we can just enjoy doing the things that we like?

Whatever the reason may be for being alone, the most important thing is that we are willing to step out of our comfort zone, be merry and have fun. With the festive mood building up at every corner, it can be the start of an exciting journey that may lead to self-discovery.

Here is how you can do it:

1. Pamper yourself

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Pamper yourself with a nice treat

There is nothing wrong with getting a present or two for ourselves or making an appointment for a relaxing spa treatment. However, it is not just about instant gratification. Self-esteem builds from a sense of innate self-love. Love yourself a little more and you will find your confidence overflowing and with that, you can survive anything!

2. Volunteer

Why not take this time to spread the joy of the season with the less fortunate? This is definitely more rewarding than wallowing in self-pity with a pint of Ben & Jerry's. Save a couple of kilograms off the scale and you may also save someone's else Christmas by lending a helping hand. You never know whose live you may change. This is a great way to meet people and can be very rewarding.

3. Take a vacation

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Explore the unknown and be surprised

Book the first flight out if you are game enough. Or, research the locations and book early. It may be daunting to travel alone at first but hey, ever heard two is a company and three is a crowd? Travelling alone means you have the first and final say! Appreciate the unexpected and enjoy the journey. That's life! Your world just got a lot bigger. And when you are back, you will have a great story to share.
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