December is upon us again, and for many people the relentless pressure to be jolly and festive around the Christmas period can leave them feeling isolated and miserable. While it may seem that everybody else is enjoying the season with their partners or families Christmas can be a lonely holiday for many. Whether you have lost a loved one or are far away from family and friends, spending Christmas by yourself can leave you feeling empty and helpless. However, no matter how lonely or low you are feeling, there are always things that you can do to change your situation. Psychic Light can offer some tips to avoid feeling lonely this Christmas and make sure it is one to remember. Reconnect – Christmas, for all its feeling of family togetherness, can make feeling lonely seem even more profound. Few of us want to be alone, and even less so around Christmas, so if you find yourself facing the holiday by yourself then make the effort to reconnect with lost friends or family members. It may just take a phone call or a letter in a Christmas card to get back in touch with someone once close to you. You may even find they are also looking for a friend to share the holiday with this year. Volunteer – There are many other people who will be feeling low this Christmas, so why not take the holiday to commit your time to helping others. Volunteering can bring joy to those who are less fortunate, and at the same time can provide a great boost to your self-esteem. Consider offering your time to a homeless shelter or spend time visiting residents at a nursing home. Search the internet for opportunities in your local area; you could even end up making some good friends along the way. Explore – If you have never thought about flying solo, now’s your chance! Use the Christmas holiday to book a trip away, and turn feelings of loneliness into feelings of freedom and excitement! Exploring a new destination by yourself can give you time to reflect and experience Christmas in a different culture. If you are struggling for money then get in the car and travel somewhere nearer to home. Whether you’d prefer a less populated, quiet location or the vibe of a bustling city, the UK has miles of territory for you to explore. Accept & Enjoy – Try changing your attitude to Christmas this year. While this may be easier said than done, choosing to be positive about spending Christmas alone can make you feel happier about your situation. Spending time on your own can be extremely therapeutic, so plan an occasion just for yourself. Prepare a meal for one, or go out into town and book a table. Spend the day enjoying films and television programmes that you love and appreciate the things that you do have. Seek help – You don’t have to be in a desperate situation to reach out for help. Psychic Light offer a friendly and compassionate voice, where you can talk about anything you’d like, no matter how big or small. Our readers can offer their advice on your situation, or could even connect you to a lost loved one. We will be here to support you throughout the Christmas period, and our Happy Holidays Offer* is your first Christmas present of the year with £5 off every credit card reading in December! *(Call Freephone 0800 915 2347 and Quote ‘XMAS 2012’, Valid 1st December – 31st December 2012, 9am to Midnight. Use as many times as you like during the offer period).