1 Give your time to those in need
One surefire way to feel less alone is to give back. Over and over again, studies show that volunteering begets happiness, so this is the perfect solution for anyone who is sad to be far from their relatives. Serve dinner at a soup kitchen, sort cans at a food bank, answer letters to Santa, deliver stockings of toiletries to women’s shelters, fulfill wish lists of kids in need or spend time at a retirement home. Because if you can’t have your ideal holiday, you can surely help someone else achieve theirs—it’s the best gift you can give yourself.