Welcome to the Bipolar forum.
Yes, I feel blue a lot of the time, and sometimes it gets worst during the holiday season.
Are you from a country with winter? During the winter, a lot of people tend to feel depressed. I think the change in temperature from warm to cold is one of the causes. During this time, we see lots of ads on TV with happy moments, and sometimes it reminds us of our unhappy memories.
We do not have winter where I live, but seeing those cheerful ads and everyone in the spirit sometimes makes me feel depressed. I practice mindfulness, and do things to distract myself like listening to music, writing, etc., to help cope with it.
I found a great article on some tops for surviving the holiday blues. Hope you find t helpful too: www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20550695,00.html#coping-with-depression-1
Please know that we are here for you.
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