Updated: Jan 9
This week is the start of all the holidays starting today with the first night of Hanukkah then Christmas and Kwanza. Then a few days later we are throwing up our hands and celebrating the New Year. Basically it's a crazy time and everyone feels it. For me, I'm going to take some time and celebrate with the fam and my dog. I plan to sleep in, wear pjs, and bake cookies. I also plan to balance out my drinking and eating with exercise and drinking lots of water. I find that as a single woman I tend to feel a little down during the holidays and take advantage of the booze and the food to help me cope. This year I have a few tips to help me cope in healthy ways. I'm going to make sure to keep exercising and not letting myself negotiate it out with excuses. I'm also going to introduce myself to some non alcoholic options for drinking like this non-alcoholic wine I got and sparkling cider. This way I can be a part of the festivities but not feel bad the next day. But most of all, I'm going to remind myself that I am not a failure because I'm not in a relationship. I am just where I am at the moment. There's nothing wrong with that. Something that I have to remind myself but also something so important to my mental health. So here's to the holiday season! I'll check in with you after the holidays. I just wanted to share this in case anyone else was feeling it too.