“A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavor to assist your struggling family…” —Ebenezer Scrooge
Many years ago, Andy Williams wrote the hit song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the kids jingle belling… And everyone telling you be of good cheer. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the hap-happiest season of all… With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings… When friends come to call… It’s the hap-happiest season of all…” Indeed, the Christmas season is the most wonderful time of the year. I truly believe it! I enjoy seeing my loved ones during this season!
In our previous blog posts, we discovered that there are many people who cannot enjoy the holiday cheers because of past negative memories. They often face loneliness… The unpleasant emotional response to isolation and disconnect from those around us. We also discovered that loneliness doesn’t even depend on how many loved ones, family or friends we have. It depends solely on the “quality” and emotional connection of those relationships.
To help people, this month blog series is dedicated to providing practical tips to overcome loneliness, especially during the holidays. Please share the blog with anyone who may benefit from our insights for transformation.
Don’t let loneliness or any other obstacle stop you from enjoying the life of your dreams. Be proactive , take action and connect with your loved ones!
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Ebenezer Scrooge’s Best Tips to Remain Lonely During the Holidays
• DO NOT remember the reason for the season. Don’t set up your manger scene this year. Any thought of the baby Jesus in the manger…and the star…and the wise men…may spark fond and nostalgic recollections (connections) to the past, which just may put a smile on your face and a spark in your heart. So, don’t!
• DO NOT get a pet. If you have one, get rid of it, if even temporarily. The comfort and bond with a loyal furry friend provides happiness and connectivity. Very difficult when you’re trying to be lonely and grumpy.
• DO NOT make eye contact with your neighbors. They may think you care, or want to spread holiday cheer or even (gasp) want to be neighborly.
• DO NOT bake. Whether you love to bake, or you just do it during the holidays to show your work colleagues that you have a domestic life, don’t do it! The sensual (of the senses) aromas may spark fond memories (connections) of going to grandma’s house during the holidays. You knew what grandma’s house smelled like before you even walked in. And the added bonus of the freshly-baked cookies, bread and candies was a wonderland of scents. So, don’t take the chance of visiting such a happy place in your mind. Stay out of the kitchen.
• DO NOT answer the door. Especially at this time of year, charities are sending their minions to infiltrate the neighborhoods and ask for donations. Giving and focusing on the needs of others just gives strength to the holiday spirit.
• DO NOT volunteer…for ANYTHING! According to sixtyandme.com, volunteering is a powerful antidote to loneliness because it gives people the opportunity to be needed.
Ebenezer Scrooge was not freed from his isolation and loneliness until he reached out and connected―emotionally and socially―with those around him. But it is difficult to navigate and make sense of a world that is often frustrating and deeply disappointing. Let us show you how to be resilient and insightful in a way that supports a lifetime of transformation.
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Fill this holiday season by celebrating in ways that YOU want to celebrate and connect with people. Shake someone’s hand today. Call someone you haven’t talked with in a while. Pray. Be proactive in your quest to connect. Let’s take action to overcome the obstacle preventing our success, joy and fulfillment.
Until next time, take one step each day toward your goals.
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