How to Cope with Holiday Depression
Updated: Dec 16, 2021
Feelings of sadness and depression are quite prevalent during the holiday season and can be caused by a variety of reasons. Many people find that constant scenes of joy can be triggering if they have recently experienced loneliness or loss. If you are looking for a therapist in Baltimore to help you navigate your sadness and depression during the holiday season, contact B'well Counseling Services. When working with our clients, we consider the wide range of personal and cultural traumas that can impact a person's happiness.
Causes and Remedies for Those Experiencing Holiday Blues
Feelings of loneliness, no matter the time of year, are a common source of sadness for many people. Reasons for loneliness include having friends or family that are not nearby, the recent ending of a relationship, or moving to a near area. Some people find that focusing on positive ways to fill their time and interacting with individuals in their community can help them to navigate their loneliness. This may include grabbing a coffee and chatting with the barista or joining an exercise class in your community. You can also use phone calls, Facetime, and Zoom to connect with loved ones and family members in other areas.
If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, or the holidays remind you of that loss, know those feelings are completely natural. One of the best ways to deal with grief is to acknowledge it, accept it, and share your sense of loss and love for that person with others. Speaking about your emotions can provide a great sense of comfort and can go a long way toward helping you process that loss.
If you find yourself feeling a sense of nostalgia for "the way things were" or longing for holidays of the past, the good news is that you can create new traditions! The beautiful thing about the holidays is that there's not a playbook on the "right" way to celebrate.
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