Spending your first Christmas alone after divorce can prove to be sad and lonely. But it doesn't have to be that way. What you need to do is make plans well in advance. Make sure you keep yourself pre-occupied during the holidays. Formulate things you should do in order for you not to feel all alone on Christmas.
Your ex-husband's business is not yours too anymore. They are not worth the effort of thinking and/or worrying about it. Just focus on yourself. Make yourself happy and contented. Being single this Christmas is not a thing that should be downed for. Do your thing and let them do theirs.
If you would be invited to Christmas parties, make sure you're present at all of them. You can even throw your own party as well. Invite your friends over to your house and have fun. Think of a theme for the party to make it more exciting and entertaining.
Taking a sea trip is also a good idea. There are handfuls of activities to get yourself into. The ocean morning air will definitely make you forget that you are spending your first Christmas alone after divorce.
This is your time to go out and spend some money. You deserve a break. Out of town trip is one way of having fun. Hit the ice on some ski resorts. Go gaga over the fancy lights, casinos, nightclubs, and restaurants at Las Vegas. Pamper yourself more so you won't feel any pity for yourself. Lots of cities have their different main attractions that you might enjoy.
But if you don't have time to plan a trip, you can just spend the holidays at home. Kick back and relax throughout your Christmas vacation. You should consider borrowing some DVDs or buying a good book to keep yourself occupied. Reward yourself for all your hard work by buying a new dress, bag, shoes, etc.
You may also consider having a house party with your other single friends. You can choose not to be all alone on Christmas. If they would just stay at home, and you would also do the same, why not get together. Have a Margarita party or a board game night, anything different.
Another Christmas for singles idea is by doing charity or volunteer work. Visit elderly people at nursing homes, or serve lunch or dinner at the homeless shelter. Whatever your plans are, just make sure to tell your children (if you have any) about them. Discuss holiday arrangements with your ex ahead of time. If your children would be spending Christmas with your ex, assure them that you would be fine. Also, make sure they're pleased with the arrangements that have been set up for them. You see, you don't have to spend your first Christmas alone after divorce feeling gloomy. There are tons of things you can do and places you can visit.