How to survive a holiday breakup

Break ups are all the more difficult to handle when they happen during festive season, when the rest of the world is busy celebrating.

None of your friends have the time to sympathize and listen to your sad tales. But all is not lost. Here are a few tips to help you get through the holidays.Break up during the holidays can be stressful enough. Before you go into hiding and decide to boycott the fun, get back on track with these tips for handling a split.

Bond with your family

Use your newly found single status to bond with your family. If you were with your ex, you'd have to sacrifice you time with your family to be with him. But now you don't have to. Take it positively by thinking that you won't have to miss out on your family time anymore.

Reach out to friends

When you're single, you often spend much more time with friends, and now is the perfect time to reconnect with your social circle. Spend time with your friends. Make the most of your time with them and let them cheer you up.

Better yourself

Take the time to re-focus your attention on bettering yourself. You have a lot of time to reflect on your life and get things sorted. Use this downtime to focus on you. Read inspirational books, maintain a dairy or work on a creative project. Use this time off to grow your relationship with yourself and begin the New Year with a fresh attitude.

Be of help to others

The best way to put your breakup into perspective is to help others. When you're single you have a great opportunity to share your love with those who need it most. You can volunteer at an NGO event or wrap gifts for underprivileged kids. Helping others will make you feel good and pull you out of your post-breakup rut.