What to do about the Winter and Holiday Blahs

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It’s always good to remember in these festive times that not everyone is sharing in the good mood. While it is true people can suffer from depression at any time of the year, research tells us the media onslaught during the holidays featuring smiling faces and close knit families can tweak some people’s bad feelings about the entire Christmas Season.

Then there are the high expectations people often suffer from during these difficult economic times; the money woes and a whole host of other issues that can make the time bleak for a number of people.

Still, there’s no need to despair if you’re suffering through these Winter Blahs. The following are a few things that you can do to liven up your spirits.

  • Plan some ways to look after yourself and feel better. Reading and napping can be just the thing to restore your mood and create a sense of balance during the Yuletide, and you won’t want to miss any of these pleasant moments;
  • Avoid family issues. A lot of people expect trouble with relatives during the holidays and having a game plan for those little flare-ups around the table or tree saves travelling down the stress and depression road. Rehearse a few disarming phrases like, “Can’t we talk about this another time?” or “I can see your point”, but always be ready to retreat to another room for a small timeout if need be.

Finally, helping others who are less fortunate is a great recipe for fighting holiday depression.

Remember to see our Holiday Discount Coupon that’s good until December 31 and look through our inventory for something to pick up that special person’s spirits.

 

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