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Managing the Holiday Blues: Do Not Overeat or Drink Too Much

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As much as you look forward to the joy of the holiday season, this time of year can become overwhelming with feelings of pressure, disappointment or unhappiness.  Below is another coping mechanism that will help you survive the holiday blues.

Do not overeat or drink too much.

Alcohol is a depressant and can exaggerate the holiday blues. It can interact with prescription medications and cause emotional changes. Sugar can wreak havoc with your system and cause your spirits and energy to crash as your blood sugar levels go down. Overeating may lead to a lack of self-esteem and upset at the prospect of having to lose weight gained over the holidays. Take a moderate approach to food and drink.