Today I am going to give you something to think about. I know that a lot of us are depressed during the holidays, especially when we are alone. So I found this on the internet and thought that I would share.
10 ways to beat the holiday blues:
1)Make some changes, do what YOU really enjoy.
2)Mix and Jingle, Have a party for only single friends. That way you don't have to watch couples during their holiday bliss.
3)Practice gratitude. Make a gratitude list of all the great things in your life right now.
4)Focus on family. Focus on people that you don't see much.
5)Do good, volunteer during this time such as nursing home, soup kitchen, and animal shelters.
6)Get away if you can. Start tne next year full of hope, not dispair.
7)Exericise. Exercise triggers and stimulates endorphines. You would be suprised how much better you will feel.
8)Unclutter. Clean out cupboards and closets. Maybe a place that is a catch all in your home. Mine is my table.
9)Think positive. WRite down 25 positive things about yourself.
10)Indulge. Do things that you enjoy, no matter how silly they may sound at the time. It might even give you a good laugh.
If there is anything that you can add, it would be appreciated. I would like to know what you do to beat the holiday blues.
Luv and hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies