Tips For Making It Through The Holiday Season When You Feel Depressed
During the holidays, it is but natural after the death of a loved one to feel overwhelmed with the memories of the joyful time spent during the previous holidays. Here are some tips that may help you to cheer up and make it through the holiday season.
Eat Healthy Foods and Drinks
The holiday season and indulging in excess food and drinks go hand in hand. Eating healthy foods and staying away from alcohol will help you keep control over your emotions. Holiday blues can see you consuming excessive amounts of alcohol and that can result in further depression. Make efforts to stay away from this temptation and you will find your mood improving.
Remain In The Company Of Friends
The company of good friends is a medicine for depression. Of course it's okay to take time for yourself if that is what you want, but after the demise of a loved one being in the company of friends you value will help your depressive feelings and negative thoughts dissipate.
Create a New Tradition or Try Something New
Create a new tradition in memory of your loved one. It can be something for only you or you can involve other family members and loved ones.
If you had planned a holiday trip with your loved, make it a point to visit that place. It will be like fulfilling the person’s wish, which will likely bring you a sense of peace.
If you engage in such activities, the feeling of sadness and loss will slowly fade and save you from feeling depressed. In fact, it will give you the energy to confidently face the time ahead. Do you have any tips for managing grief during the holidays? Tell us in thecomments below.
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