Are you having a hard time resuming your normal daily activities? Has your energy been transplanted by the winter sluggishness? Does it seem no matter how hard you try you just can’t find your joy in the aftermath of the holidays? You are not alone. I’ve been there. So have tens of thousands of other Americans. There is hope for combating post-holiday depression or the blues.
The decorations and lights have come down, the sweet treats reduced to a few remaining crumbs, company has returned home, and the joy you felt spending time with loved ones over the holidays has been replaced with the blues. It may be a common experience, but you don’t have to take it as a foregone conclusion. When you begin to sense the arrival of the blues, determine to take matters into your own hands. 6 tips for coping with the post-holiday blues.
It’s a common phenomenon. Once the holidays are over, we often feel deflated and can’t find our joy. In this podcast, join us as we talk about SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder or the winter blues. We share tips and resources that will make a difference and help mitigate its effect.
Weddings. Holiday parties. Birthday celebrations.
They are all supposed to be happy and joyous. But what about when you’re battling depression?
I remember the year my mother died. Only a few months later, the holidays were upon us, and I sat at the foot of the Christmas tree sobbing. “I’m not ready to be the matriarch of the family!” I couldn’t muster up the happiness, joy, or peace we sung about in the Christmas carols. I just wanted to forget the holiday, and forget my grief, and yet I couldn’t.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, Dr. Bengtson provides helpful tips on how to walk alongside someone who is depressed during the holidays. #depression #mentalhealth