Alone for the Holidays

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Alone for the Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time however they can be stressful when you are alone or not with a large group. When you think about the holidays, you think family and togetherness, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everywhere you look is about families getting together.

But what about for those of us who have no families and are alone? What do we do?

If you are alone on your terms, then you probably have no problems during this time of the year. But for some of us, we may be alone because we are estranged from the rest of our family or due to work or other unforeseen circumstances, or we may be the last living person in the family line. If being alone is difficult during these times, here are some options that may help.

Volunteer. There are plenty of non-profits or social programs that are in need of volunteers. If you are a pet-lover, volunteer at a city or county animal shelter. If you want to be around other people, volunteer at homeless shelters or food kitchens or at hospitals. Knowing that you have helped make someone else’s day better is a great feeling.

Pamper Yourself. Have a spa day for yourself—give yourself a manicure and pedicure; do a deep treatment on your hair; try out a new facial mask. Spend a day or several days having a movie marathon or spend the time watching a TV series that you have been meaning to watch. If you are a reader, have several books to enjoy through these times. Indulge in meals from your favorite restaurant or enjoy desserts that you normally avoid.

Travel. Explore a new city or country. A beach destination feels less like Christmas than if you went to a cold-weather place. Half of the fun is planning your trip, so take the time to plan and dream. Schedule as many activities as you like to fill up your days. One nice thing about traveling solo is there is no one else you need to plan around. You can do what you want and when you want to do it.

Be Sad. Take a moment to be emotional and then move on. But if you have a hard time moving on, seek help. Talk to a counselor or a therapist or lean on friends to help you through these times.

— This article is written by Chandra Cunningham, DC, one of the members of Chambers Medical Group’s team of car accident chiropractors who offer a variety of treatments and therapies ranging from diagnostic testing to various soft tissue therapies for car accidents and injuries in Kentucky.


Have you been in a car accident? If you or somebody you know has been in a car accident, be sure that you seek medical attention from a car accident doctor or car accident chiropractor to treat your injuries. Visit Chambers Medical Group  to receive world-class medical treatment for your injuries.

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