The holidays are a time of joy and family togetherness for most people. But some people become depressed during the holiday season, because we often have a history of loss or hurtful situation that we are reminded at that time of year.
You're not alone. Many people have low feelings during the holidays. So many emotions come up for all of us around this time of year. I used to love Christmas, but it became such a depressing time of year for a number of years.
Why? I lost my Dad 8 years ago on December 4th and for years after, it just wasn't the same. (I miss him terribly!)
Here are 4 tips that have helped me in the past. These tips work perfectly for me. Try the ones that you think work for you.
The key to overcome these feelings of sadness is to focus on the positives in your life, be it good health, a place to live, or food on the table - focus on the here and now. Focusing on the past, which can do nothing about, can lead to feelings of sadness, anxiety and emptiness.
Remember that it's okay not to feel festive all of the time.
Most importantly, get inspired by the Christmas spirit and give, don't get.
Weather you're spending the holidays alone through choice or through circumstances, remember, human interaction can make the holiday season a little brighter.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx