How do you spend Thanksgiving alone?
Not doing anything for Thanksgiving when you’re alone, isn’t the best thing to do on this special national holiday less you are one of the Native Americans who do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Sometimes I just want to be alone on Thanksgiving and have some rest, it doesn’t mean I have Social Anxiety Disorder or in dispute with my family members, friends, and well-wishers. It’s OK to spend Thanksgiving alone when you can’t be with family.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States and some other countries in the world. During Thanksgiving, we’re more likely to be surrounded by family, friends, and well-wishers to celebrate gratitude for the harvest of fall. Sometimes, you could be staying too far from family and unable to reunite during the Turkey Day celebration but being separated shouldn’t make this year’s Thanksgiving anything less interesting.
That’s why I have put together 10 different incredible fun ideas for what to do on thanksgiving without family, to celebrate Thanksgiving alone in a fun way even when you have nowhere to go.
Today is a great opportunity to reach out to people in your neighborhood. It could be to help the elderly with some Thanksgiving meal or spend some time talking with them. reaching out to people who need your help this holiday is a great way to stay connected with others instead of self-isolation from them.
Traveling is a feel-good thing to do for Thanksgiving when you’re alone and get yourself out of the feeling alone circle. You can travel to favorite cities on Thanksgiving and go skiing or bowling. Traveling can be more fun when you join the singles group.
3. Eat out
If you are alone on Thanksgiving and don’t have turkey cooked, consider going to a nearby restaurant for your get to go thanksgiving dish. Although most businesses will be closed on Thanksgiving, you can still find restaurants that are open on this holiday, have a seat, and enjoy alone time eating your favorite dish and watch people getting in and out of the restaurant.
4. Decorate for the season
Make some room decoration and unleash your creative side by making stylish Thanksgiving crafts and designs. Thanksgiving wallpapers can also come in to add more beauty to your day, to make you feel more fulfilled being alone and happy.
Make a pick of your favorite thanksgiving songs and get on your dancing shoes, it’s Thanksgiving Day! When you spend Thanksgiving Day dancing to your favorite music, you will find out how excited and fulfilled your day turned out to be.
6. Treat yourself to a spa day
Most businesses that are open on Thanksgiving Day are the spas to help you deal with the season. You already have a day off work, so why not make today the most relaxing holiday for yourself amazing spa experience? If you don’t want to get out there, you can have a home schedule spa day or do it yourself with some cool spa day kit.
7. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Wake up to the morning of Thanksgiving Day watching this amazing tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the TV, where thousands of people assemble in NYC to celebrate gratitude with marching bands, entertainers, and huge balloons.
8. Stay connected with others
One of the fun things to do this Thanksgiving besides eating is to leverage modern conveniences. Facetiming or Skyping with others who are alone on Thanksgiving, your family members, or friends will make you feel more comforting. Remember to allow them to say what they are thankful for.
9. Watch a full movie
Stream a full movie on Netflix or check out the kid in you by watching the Disney channel. A nice selection of your favorite Thanksgiving movie on Netflix with some popcorn or your favorite kind of wine on thanksgiving can make the whole day interesting and enjoyable.
10. Count your blessings
No matter what’s happening at the moment, do not forget what Thanksgiving is all about, there’s always a thing to be grateful for. Think about the good times and discover a list of things you should be thankful for and celebrate gratitude in your own unique ways.