Whether you can’t afford it or you have to work, sometimes going home for the holidays isn’t an option. While it may be disappointing, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fulfilling and fun time on your own.
1. Link Up With People Who Also Didn’t Go Home For The Holidays
Trust me: You’re not the only one stranded by yourself on the holidays. This is the best time to hit up the friends who also won’t be with family. Have a get-together, kickback or meet-up and spend the holiday with positive people in your circle. Whether you host a potluck at your home or make reservations at a restaurant it’s good to be around those who care about you – family or not.
2. Deep Clean Your Home
Since you don’t have to go anywhere, you might as well catch up on some cleaning. This is the perfect time to clean every nook and cranny of your home. The same goes for running errands; take care of everything you couldn’t during your work hours. You’ll feel satisfied knowing you’ve completed your cleaning, and to-do list just in time for the new year.
3. Feed the Homeless
Giving back is the ultimate way to gift give. Look up local community service efforts around your city and spend some of your holiday helping out those who are less fortunate. Not only will you be providing a kind gesture your heart will be much warmer after being a blessing to someone else.
4. Check Out Holiday Decorations Around Your City
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of reasons. And one of those reasons is the elaborate decorations. If you’re looking for some holiday cheer: drive around your city and gaze at the holiday lights, Christmas trees, Kwanzaa lights, wreaths, snowmen, menorahs, etc. Even though you won’t be home, seeing others celebrate the holidays will bring you joy.
5. Prep For The New Year
The holidays are here which includes the new year. Make sure you clean your home, take out your trash and buy yourself something new to bring into 2019. Also, pick up a 2019 calendar and planner for your New Years Resolutions. A vision board would also bring life to the journey you will in the new year.
6. Go On A Road Trip⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may not be able to fly but consider taking a road trip. If you’re frustrated that you’re not able to visit family, consider going on a solo adventure. These are best moments to unwind, recollect yourself and mentally prepare for your future.