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Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Friday, 13 December 2013 19:19  by Lisa N.

The holidays are not a joyous time of year for everyone. The many demands placed on one during the holiday season such as shopping, cooking, traveling, out-of-town guests, office parties, etc.; can all attribute to mood changes and anxiety. Here are some tips to try to avoid the “holiday blues:”

  1. Do not overbook your schedule. This can lead to exhaustion, which can make you irritable, cranky, and depressed.
  2. Organize your time. Prioritize activities and stick to them!
  3. Be careful not to focus on resentment from past holiday memories that aren’t so fond.
  4. Don’t expect the holidays to be like they were when you were a child. You are not a child anymore, and no one in your family is either. Focus on creating new fun memories for the future.
  5. Be a volunteer. Serve meals to the homeless, visit underprivileged children to hand out gifts, visit a nursing home. Doing a service is a great way to fend off depression.
  6. If you drink, try not to overindulge. Alcohol is a depressant and can exacerbate anxiety and depression.
  7. And lastly, give yourself a break. Take time for YOU and the things you like to do. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a walk, do yoga, take a relaxing bath…something that calms you and gives you a better perspective on what is important in YOUR life.
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