How to cope with spending Christmas alone

Lianna wrote an article for The Daily Mail with some helpful strategies on coping with spending time alone at Christmas.

“Being apart goes against all our instincts and families are yearning to celebrate together, especially at the end of such a dreadful year. We cannot change what is, but we can change how we feel about it.’

Sometimes in our moments of loneliness, we withdraw into our own private place, and our thoughts can go round and round endlessly and it can feel there is no end. There is an old proverb that says ‘It is the lifted face that feels the shining of the sun’. If we really think about that, it means that we have to make the effort, to find an inner spark, a determination not to sink. To harness a discipline and force ourselves to make changes and create good habits so that we feel better about ourselves. Also, an acceptance that we cannot always control events that separate us, like the pandemic. We cannot change what is, but we can change how we feel about it.”

To read the full article click here – https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/femail/article-9072869/Grief-counsellor-reveals-cope-spending-Christmas-alone.html

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