Dec 19, 2017
Fred Riley talks about the times we feel alone at the holiday. Lots of people are in transition during the holidays and find themselves alone. Christmas has a special community and family meaning that is important. Those traditions are reinforced year after year, but what do you do when you're not able to engage them one year.
Fred recommends staying involved with the holiday. Don't withdraw. Accept invitations or invite people to make plans with you. That way you don't have to feel alone. Try volunteering. The holiday is full of opportunity for service, caroling, and many other activities.
You should also maintain perspective. This loneliness is temporary. Life changes year to year and you can't predict exactly how your holiday will be next year. Accept this as a season in your life that will pass.
Look at facts. We do a lot of emotional based thinking when we're lonely. We feel absence and that skews our perspective.
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