The sense of isolation usually hits hardest right after New
Year's—especially in towns that made our list of America's Saddest Cities—after all the socializing is over. Before the holidays, make plans for
January, O'Connor says. You'll have something to look forward to as you're
sitting in the bathroom sucking on peppermint, reminding yourself you don't
live there anymore. A trip might be the remedy, and it'll be cheap. Good
airline and hotel deals can be found the first week in January, since no one is
thinking of traveling then.