At one point in my life I would dread the arrival of any holiday season that stressed the need for comforting moments with a mate. After spending several years wanting to have that experience, I gave up. First of all, I wasn't really sure why I even felt that way considering the fact that even with two past engagements and countless prospects, holidays were never really my thing anyway. Maybe it was the continuous commercials that placed an emphasis on the bling from a ring, or the snuggling by the fire place that I don't have (LOL), who knows? After getting out of this funk years ago I really decided to take this time and focus on me. Here's a couple of tips for all of our singles that I think helped me get though!
1) Movies, Movies, and more Movies-If your anything like me I am way too busy to take the time out to catch up on the latest box office hits while work is in. Grab a couple of dollars and treat your self to a movie or two. If your really watching your budget for the price of a matinee you can grab several movies from places such as as RedBox.
2) Me Day-I live for Me Days. It's the day that you do whatever you like to do. Schedule a mani-pedi, massage, or go window shopping. If your on a budget grab your nail polish and get creative or go thrifting. It's all about you so take this time out to explore your likes and dislikes.
3)Take Yourself To Dinner-You know that restaurant you've been hearing of, well go check them out. Now is the time to wine and dine yourself. This is also a great opportunity to expand your choice of places to go. Who knows you may need this list for you and your future mate. If not this may expand your choices for your next ladies night out!
4) Read/Meditate-Whether it's your Bible, motivational book, or latest jaw dropping drama grab a book that will catch your attention and get to reading. I have several books I haven't been able to finish. I'm looking forward to doing that this holiday! I find that I am so busy that I spend very little time praying. (I am just being honest!) Take this time to renew and refresh your relationship with God. Don't just pray either! Wait for Him to speak and guide you as your allow Him to rejuvenates your spirit man!
5) Reorganize-Why do we hold on to clothes we haven't worn in years? I had to ask myself this several times. Get in that closet and go to town. Who knows you maybe able to swap clothes, shoes, and accessories with your girlfriends. We did this recently and had a blast. Since some of my girls are skinny minnies, LOL, I even found great things for my daughter!
Listen, one day Mr./Ms. Right will come and you may find yourself using this list during your spare time. Until then embrace your singleness by getting to know you!