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Four simple steps to beating the holiday blues
Many people feel depressed during the holidays. Here are four ways to chase away the blues: Seek support, hit the gym, skip Facebook, reframe your thinking.

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Unhappy Holidays

While holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, many people experience deep sadness, anxiety, and stress during this time.

The added pressure of financial obligations an...

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Be Social

Staying in isolation and hibernating at home can make you sad.

Try to get out and meet people, as socializing can be a remedy to sadness.

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Just Go Exercise

While your mind may cook up excuses, it is a fact that any kind of exercise, even walking for a short while will make you feel better, and will increase your heart rate. It is even better with frie...

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Avoid Social Media

Looking at Facebook, where people are showing their happiest moments, is a sure way to feel miserable, especially during the holidays.

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Change Your Thinking

  • Go back to being in charge of your life.
  • The way to bring abundance and happiness in your life is to be a giver.
  • Do what you want instead of feeling obliged to do somethin...

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Depression During Holidays

Holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but many people feel sadness due to heightened expectations, family rifts and comparison with others.

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Our cause of sadness is often related to the fact that we compare our lives with the lives o the people we follow and that seem to be having loads of fun on social media

Try to avoid social media during holidays and during mandatory social gatherings. Also, avoid gatherings that drain your energy.

Creating Your Happiness

Negative emotions can sap us from the inside. Create your happiness by observing and learning from your negativity by using self-awareness

Brighten your day by being generous, providing funds to the needy, holiday gifting to the poor, or doing some volunteer work.

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The Sunday scaries are a form of “anticipatory anxiety,” that's why concerns might creep in as you consider the upcoming week.

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Plan some Sunday self-care

Treating yourself well on Sunday can help you feel better about Monday. You can try:

  • Serenity—a form of relaxation, like meditation or deep breathing
  • Exercise—anything from yoga to running
  • Love—expressing gratitude
  • Food—eating nutrient-rich foods high in vitamin B6 and avoiding caffeine and alcohol.

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