Holiday Fun for Singles

Written by Rinatta Paries

Are you dreadingrepparttar holidays because you are single? For those who are alone, this can be a difficult season -- especially if you know what it is like to be in a relationship during this time of year. This can, however, be your best time ofrepparttar 101817 year if you follow this plan:

1. Participate in Lots of Holiday Gatherings

Who knows? You may meet Mr. or Ms. Right at that next party. Or you may meet someone who knows someone who is right for you. And you will most certainly have fun, which makes for a good holiday season.

So how do you find these gatherings? Ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about upcoming holiday events. Then see if you can join in onrepparttar 101818 fun!

2. Volunteer

Many people volunteer duringrepparttar 101819 holidays, especially very good-hearted, loving people --repparttar 101820 kind of people with whom you want to be in a relationship! This is why volunteering is a great way to meet others while also making yourself feel good for contributing.

How do you find these opportunities for holiday volunteering? Look in your local paper and in your phone book for charitable organizations. Or contact your local United Way for charitable organizations in your area.

3. Worship

Religion and spirituality can be uplifting and satisfying for your soul. Thus,repparttar 101821 holidays arerepparttar 101822 perfect time to rejoin or revisit your place of worship. Plus, you'll find that lots of other people are makingrepparttar 101823 same choice this season!

If you have trouble meeting your fellow worshipers, take on a volunteer role. Become a greeter, volunteer on a holiday committee, or take on some other role that fits your personality and interests. Being in a role with a job to do makes it easier to strike up conversation with people -- and possibly find romance!

4. Participate at Work

Are there holiday events going on at your work? If so, participate! If not, lead a group of people in organizing some activities.

Create opportunities to socialize with as many of your co-workers as possible, then ask each of them to bring friends torepparttar 101824 events.

5. Send Out a Holiday Letter

Mail a letter about your life to your friends and family, and maybe even to work clients. Tell them about significant events and milestones in your year -- and tell them you are single and looking! Describe your ideal mate and include your picture. Who knows whatrepparttar 101825 postman will bring back?

6. Step Out ofrepparttar 101826 Ordinary

Participate in activities that you either normally avoid or don't have time to do. And take time to research brand-new activities in which you can partake. Step out of your norm and you are likely to meet new and interesting people.

New Year Resolutions Don't Work

Written by John G. Agno

Recently a reporter from an East Coast newspaper asked me a couple of questions about New Year's Resolutions. Here are my answers to these two questions to help us all better understand how our immunity to change takes our attention away from following through on those New Year intentions.

1. What arerepparttar main reasons why most people's new year resolutions fail, and what can they do to insure success?

a. People have competing commitments driven by deeply protected and differing assumptions and beliefs. These competing commitments pull them in opposite directions and cause them to spend a great deal of energy attempting to satisfy each. Examples: I am going to lose 20lbs but I love to eat and drink...or...I am going to change careers/start a new business but I really likerepparttar 101816 security ofrepparttar 101817 paycheck I get fromrepparttar 101818 job I tolerate today.

b. Most people don't respect their strong immunity to change and, therefore, don't developrepparttar 101819 support systems necessary to overcome this powerful and dynamic equilibrium to stayrepparttar 101820 same. However, there is untapped energy to be found if we can become less embedded in our immune system that protects us from change.

c. They don't give their brain enough time and energy to relearn deeply ingrained habits by developing and following a goal-achieving plan through personal determination, practice, repetition andrepparttar 101821 support of others.

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