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Managing the Holiday Blues: Do Something for Someone Else

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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 are three more coping mechanisms that will help you survive the holiday blues.

Do something for someone else!

 

Contribute clothing, gifts or meal fixings for a needy family. Find senior citizens who may not have a family or friend close by or who have recently lost a spouse and have a simple conversation with them to help prevent loneliness.

Get some exercise!

 

Exercise raises your energy levels and helps fight off depression. If you exercise outside, natural sunlight will give you a boost.

Don't be afraid to try something new or different!

 

Experiment with new recipes, sign-up for an interesting online course or try a craft project.