If you've got a case of holiday blues this season, keep it at bay with these tips!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, for some, the holiday season is a little less than joyful. If you’ve got a case of holiday blues this season, keep it at bay with these tips!
Go for a Walk
One of the absolute best things you can do to improve your mental state is to get some exercise. It can even help you feel better physically! Whether you just take a quick stroll to clear your head, or you feel like you need to go to the gym and “sweat it out”, exercise has been proven to help improve your mental state. If the weather is bad or you can’t really go outside, there are all kinds of short exercise videos online for people of all skill and fitness levels.
Even if you don’t see yourself as a particularly creative person, making something can still help you keep those holiday blues at bay. We are all bombarded with messages that tell us that we need to buy this or that in order to have a happy holiday, but that’s simply not true. For a lot of people, there’s barely enough to make ends meet much less some left over for holiday gifts. Making things to give as gifts is almost always cheaper than buying them, and handmade gifts come from the heart. Even if it’s something as simple as a crayon drawing from a child, a handmade holiday gift is a beautiful way to connect with loved ones this season. Plus, making gifts gives you a certain sense of accomplishment that you just can’t get from just going shopping.
Un-Plug for a Bit
As fantastic as social media is for connecting with friends and loved ones, too much of a good thing can sometimes be not-so-good. If scrolling through social media is making you sad, just turn it off. Put down your phone or computer and do something else for a while. Try watching a feel-good holiday movie, or doing something else that makes you happy. If being social has you feeling those holiday blues, just un-plug for a bit!
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