mood and energy levels. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Going to bed and waking up at the same time can improve your body’s internal clock which tends to get thrown off during the short, winter days. And finally, don’t skip the gym. Maintain your exercise routine as much as possible.
2. Stay Busy
Schedule events so that you are occupied and not alone for extended periods of time. Resist the temptation to isolate as this will only worsen your loneliness. Go to a coffee shop or a bookstore so that you are around people or check out that new Meetup group you’ve been thinking about attending. If you know someone who is also spending the holidays alone, reach out and connect with them.
If you are feeling down, volunteering in your community is a sure way to lift your mood. You will feel better about yourself and you’ll get your mind off yourself and your problems as you focus on someone else. Volunteering is also a great way to meet new people and feel more connected. You can serve food at a shelter, stock shelves at a food bank or give your time at a clothing drive. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities around this time of the year.
4. Take a Social Media Break
We see photos of family gatherings, smiling children and couples in love and we start to compare our lives to the