Ten Great Holiday Dates For Singles

Written by Toni Coleman LCSW

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7. Throw a small holiday get-together with a few other couples (or friends). Plan an activity such as trimmingrepparttar tree or lightingrepparttar 101822 menorah. Be sure to serve festive food and drink. A bonus would be to have a secret Santa gift exchange. This would be where each person brings a gift ($10.00 or less). Everyone picks a number. Person with number one begins with first selection. Go through allrepparttar 101823 numbers and open each gift in front ofrepparttar 101824 group. Exchanging is fine and provides some extra fun. Lots of laughs and very interactive.

8. Choose your or his/her place, stay home, rent old holiday classics, lightrepparttar 101825 fire and cook a simple but festive meal together. Play holiday music while you cook. Then watch (a few if you like) holiday favorites together. Or, you can bake Christmas cookies or other holiday treats together while listening to music and enjoyingrepparttar 101826 fire.

9. Work at a soup kitchen one day (meal) together. Sharingrepparttar 101827 experience of giving is a wonderful way to get to know someone and deepen a relationship. It is also a great way to get intorepparttar 101828 true holiday spirit. Afterrepparttar 101829 clean up, go for a walk followed by coffee or a nightcap.

10. Go to a planetarium (if one is nearby). Enjoyrepparttar 101830 spectacular winter sky together. There is usually a guided “show” that you can experience as you sit closely, (perhaps hand in hand?). Try to pick out constellations together as you walk back to your car. It is always nice to have an intimate meal afterwards.

See if you can add some ideas of your own to this list. Then put aside several evenings overrepparttar 101831 next few weeks and awaken those feelings of peace, joy and goodwill for others.

Happy Holidays!

Toni Coleman LCSW Consum-mate http://www.consum-mate.com Helping Singles Create Lasting Relationships

Toni Coleman is a psychotherapist and relationship coach who specializes in working with singles wanting lasting relationships.She has over twenty years experience in working with individuals, couples and groups on relationship issues and problems. Her focus in her coaching practice is to help singles learn the skills necessary for meeting and dating, communicating and building true intimacy.

Surviving the Waiting Period

Written by Myrtis Smith

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2. Abandonrepparttar urge to be an overachiever. If you already know that there is no future in your current job, don't waste your energy trying to excel. Stop working overtime, stop working through your lunch hour, and stop stressing yourself out over stuff at work. Again, you are wasting energy. You will be amazed at how much of your life you'll gain back once you quit pushing yourself so hard.

3. Treat yourself everyday. When you're not happy with your job, its easy to get bogged down inrepparttar 101821 negative. Make it a point everyday to do something you love. Treat yourself to a bubble bath or an ice cream cone or even time alone.

4. Practice gratitude. Not to sound like your mother, but remember that there are people out there who have it a lot worse that you do. Take time out of you day to reflect on repparttar 101822 things in life for which you are grateful.

Myrtis Smith is the founder of Premeditated Life. At Premeditated Life we have one focus - Your Career. As a career coach I offer a variety of services designed to improve your professional skills, support you in your career goals and transitions, and empower your job search. Visit us on the web at www.premeditatedlife.com.

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