When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? Joyful times with friends and family? Loving support from the numbers of people who surround you? Or is your holiday a stressful time? Feeling everyone else experiencing the joy of the season other than you? Filled with worry about how you will get through another…
One way to combat stress this time of year, or anytime for that matter, is to practice gratitude.
If your depression and anxiety continue after January, maybe you are struggling with something other than holiday (situational) blues.
Sometimes, holiday activities do not bring warmth and a smile, but rather holiday stress and anxiety. What can you do to get through this difficult time?