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.
How To Set Goals and New Year's Resolutions Effectively
As the year draws to a close, many of us feel a surge of motivation to set new goals and achieve what we couldn't in the previous year. But why does this phenomenon occur so strongly at the end of the year? Perhaps it is because the end of the year represents the completion of a cycle, signaling a fresh start and a new opportunity to achieve our aspirations.
Although this may seem like an illusion, it can be a powerful force if we channel it correctly. In this article, we will discuss how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls when setting goals and resolutions. We will also explore how to turn this external motivation into tangible, achievable goals, allowing you to make real progress towards the things you want to accomplish.
It has become something like a habit. To watch the movie "Groundhog Day" every now and then and remind myself of its life-changing message. Besides having a blast just by watching it. Today I will share what I learned from this magnificent movie, and I hope it inspires you too.
In the past, each December I found myself engaged (sometimes in a frenetic way), determining what my New Year's Resolutions would be. The first thing I would do is go back to the last year's list and tick all those that have been achieved. Most of the times the result was somewhere between "ok" and "satisfying" and if there are a few unsuccessful resolutions, I just convinced myself that those were not important enough to make it to the final round. My next step step was to figure out what I wanted for the following year. The last two years though, my New Year Resolution list is somewhat different. For some strange reason, I keep asking myself "If you already know where you're heading, why do you need a list"?
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