While this time of the year is a great excuse to appreciate who we’ve got in our lives, let’s take a look further at distant friends or acquaintances who might be going through a rough path.
Celebrations that force us to come closer together are also amplifying feelings of loneliness and loss. If you have someone in mind who you think would receive well some seasonal greetings from you, create a window for them in case the answer to – How are you celebrating? – comes empty handed.
More than time with family and friends, what we can get out of this season in the few days off is ultimately time. Be active, start on that workout DVD that’s gathering dust on the bookshelf, or an unsolved puzzle, a new book, a new skill you never thought you’d have time for.
Having a new ‘thing’ going on makes us more interesting humans. It gives us something to connect over with people with similar interests. This time of the year can be great to make radical changes in our lives. Give yourself the gift of doing something you absolutely enjoy. Something that you’ll be benefiting from on the long run ideally. A gift that outruns any holidays and will serve you well in years to come.
Let me know in the comments what you would or will choose to invest your time in these holidays.