How To Cope with Christmas Depression and the Holiday Blues
The holiday season is not always a joyful time for everyone, and many individuals struggle with their mental health, grief, loss, or distance from loved ones. The image of a merry Christmas dinner with a loving family is not the reality for everyone, despite what social media and commercials may project. So, how can you cope during this tough time? While you cannot control your circumstances, you can still find ways to make the holidays peaceful and restful. In this article, I will provide tips for finding peace during the holidays, even if they cannot be entirely happy. Ultimately, it is about finding peace with your current situation and being kind to yourself.
There’s something really sad about Christmas.
You can see it in all these commercials with families gathered around the table, blissfully celebrating the festive days with their loved ones, exchanging perfectly-wrapped presents next to shiny Christmas trees, with everyone smiling and feeling so lucky to have each other.
What??? You can’t see it yet?
To give you a hint:
In this “merry” picture, projected through media and social media...
...where are the people who are grieving the loss of a loved one?
...where are the people who can’t spend time with their friends and family because of work?
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