How do Truckers Celebrate Christmas on the Road?
Christmas On The Road
Due to the nature of the job, truckers often miss out on enjoying holiday celebrations and other family events throughout the year. Between the feelings of isolation from missing out, and bleak, sun-light free wintry weather, staying in the holiday spirit can be tough.
Don't fret! You're not alone - and there are ways to enjoy Christmas on the road:
- Celebrate with others who are also alone on the holidays.
- Volunteer - It not only helps you connect, but it is a great way to contribute. There are many without food on the table or a place to stay this holiday season who will both appreciate you effort and help you realize all you have to be thankful for.
- Take advantage of technology.
- Skype or FaceTime during holiday dinner - you could even take a present on the road! Read holiday stories - or just simply stay connected - with the help of your phone, messaging, and apps.
- Give up on calendar dates - celebrate late or early.
- Start a new family tradition by celebrating holidays a few days sooner or after.
- Stay healthy - in mind and in body.
- Ditch the grumpiness. All that stress makes you not a whole lot of fun to be around when you finally do get back to your family. It also causes a laundry list of symptoms including fatigue, headaches, nausea, body aches, insomnia, chest pains, and rapid heartbeat. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and reducing stress is crucial to staying strong for loved ones not only through the holiday season, but all year.
You have many things to celebrate
Though it's difficult being away from loved ones during the holidays, keep in mind all the wonderful things you have to feel grateful for.
Still feel alone?
Check out the website Loving from a Distance. It's filled with simple, outside-the-box ideas for staying connected.
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