5 expert tips for overcoming the holiday blues

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, here’s how to overcome those holidays blues.

When your mind wanders into holiday land, does it hear the sound of jingles or feel the blues? No shame if you picked the blues. Think: eating and drinking more than usual, trouble concentrating, or lethargy to name a few. Apparently, this tends to start in November and last through the new year with 44% of women and 33% of men feeling stressed, forced joyfulness or higher expectations during the holidays (according to the American Psychological Association).

Let’s not forget we’re still in a pandemic, and the mental health layers run deep as in…already existing loneliness, isolation, stress and depression. You name it.

If you’re in the blue, here’s what you can do

  • Find ways to release harmful emotions
  • Create reasonable expectations
  • Put self-care first
  • Honor grief
  • Remember the positive

Written by Tiffany Wen

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