Holiday blues.  We all have suffered from feeling down or lonely at this time! Seeing all those supposedly happy couples going gift shopping…while you are alone.  Wondering if you doomed to a miserable holiday if your relatives drive you crazy.   Or perhaps you are feeling nervous about introducing your family to a serious date, someone who could be the One?

Does your mom always cluck about what a shame it is that you are still single?   Even if your family is a battlefield, or you are super stressed-out you can cope with the holiday blues by using my ten hacks for singles. So that you can turn those traditional family gatherings into real festivities.

Holiday Blues Hack 1. Bring spirituality back into the holiday.

Pray, meditate or simply spend time in nature alone or with your loved ones. This offers you ‘peace on earth’ that is much more fulfilling than unwrapping a hundred gifts.  It is truly caring for yourself!


Holiday Blues Hack 2. Do three random acts of kindness every day during the holiday season.

Unselfish acts of giving where you expect nothing in return are super good for your own health and mood.  You will immediately feel uplifted, even if you were feeling down to begin with. So get on your phone and call someone who needs help.  You will be amazed at the difference in your mood!

Holiday Blues Hack 3. Shock your troublesome relatives into being cordial

List three things, even small things, like hair color or crossword puzzle ability, you truly appreciate about them. Work these things into your conversation in an authentic way at the beginning of the family visit. This will tend to shock these ‘bad eggs’ into being ‘good eggs.’  And you…

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