You Can Survive Cuffing Season with a Significant Other

The holidays are upon us, and for many people that means finding a significant other to cozy up with for a few months. Many of the advertisements and movies during winter assume that everyone has a romantic partner to spend time with on Christmas, kiss on New Years, or spoil on Valentines Day. However, I’m here to tell you that you can make it through this holiday season without finding someone new. Even if you are dating someone, but it’s long distance, you can use these tips to help make your time feel less lonely.

Spend time with your friends

The holidays are often about love, but who said that had to be a significant other’s love? Many of the things that you would’ve done with a partner can just as easily be done with your friends, and sometimes they’re even more fun that way! I know my friends and I really like getting together and playing some games, watching cheesy movies or eating a lot of food together during our winter break. This is really important if you have single friends too, because they’ve probably been waiting to do things with you!

Take some time for self-care

Whatever you do, don’t put yourself down as soon as it starts to get cold outside. Whether or not you are dating someone has nothing to do with you value as a person. You are just as awesome without a bae, so take some time to build on yourself. Especially when finals are over, take some time to catch up on sleep, take a bath or do a couple face masks. Exercising frequently can also help you feel better after eating all that Christmas candy. If you ever start to feel like your sad days are turning into something darker, reach out to a friend or family member or call 1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Prevention Hotline).

Treat yo’ self

You also don't need a boo just to be treated; you can spoil yourself! Whether this means getting a fresh haircut, eating a lot of chocolate or taking yourself out to dinner, you deserve it. Don’t wait for someone else to be extra nice to you when you can be kind to yourself every day. Activities like journaling, meditation or self-motivation can help you increase your self-confidence.

Remember, you are a strong, independent person who can have lots of fun with just a few of these tips and more.