Next up on our countdown to a stress free Christmas it tip 14: spend time with people this Christmas.
Throughout December we will be offering up advice on how to enjoy a stress free Christmas!
Spend time with people
As the longest study on human happiness has shown, relationships keep us happy, healthy and living longer. Talking, listening and laughing together really have been shown to be the key to a long, happy and healthy life.
The festive season, however, can bring to the fore feelings of loneliness and isolation.
It is only natural that Christmas – with the focus on spending time together, sharing gifts and socialising – can be difficult for those living on their own.
If you find yourself in a similar situation it is worth taking an active approach to overcoming feelings of isolation.
Where you feel comfortable, accept invitations to social events and gatherings from people whose company you enjoy. These should be the people who bring the best out in you.
Make a conscious effort to catch up with close friends and family. Why not organise a get together for you and your fellow singletons during the holiday period?