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Beat the Holiday Blues

Updated on April 6, 2017
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Understand the Holiday Blues

Holiday blues

Are you the type of person, who can handle the holiday blues?

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Christmas Holidays

How to Beat the Holiday Blues?

Are you free to shop around and enjoy the Christmas holidays?

The holiday blues upsets your normal day-to-day plans and the upcoming season sounds a great experience.

But, you are not able to enjoy everything at the same time, if you don't plan properly for busy times.

It is busy and people rush around to buy the most they can over this season.

The holidays supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.

I feel that way as it is the most wonderful time of the year.

This time of year does not apply to everyone.

What causes such blues during this time of the year?


Depression

Anxiety

Sadness

Stress

Where do these factors come from to affect you?


Family issues

In some families the tension causes arguing, and lots of anger.

Extended families have many issues, and decide to get it all out on the Christmas day.

On such times the drama in families are better left unspoken.

It causes misunderstanding and fights between each other.

You find that family members walk away from their families and spoil functions on Christmas holidays.

Exhaustion affects people during the holidays.

Loads to do during the holidays.

The challenges are enormous.

Cooking up dinner.

Shopping for the family.

Planning the holidays with family.

Christmas parties.

During this period you lack sleep and proper eating habits fall away from your to-do list.

How do you cope with the blues during the holiday season?

You need motivation.

Don't forget to eat properly.

Sleep well.

Avoid rushing around.

Think about your health!

You don't want to have a weak immune system and get ill.

It is easy for you to fall in to the winter blues when you neglect yourself.

Don't be alone.

Be with friends and family.

You don't need a hundred people around you. If you don't want to be around many people, you could be with one special person to make your life a happy one.

Due to financial issues, or family issues, loneliness could cause you depression.

Be with someone to share the holidays if not with family or friends.

Sometimes you would feel sadness without a reason.

The season causes you the blues if you lose yourself in the moment.

Are you affected by the holiday blues?

You are supposed to look forward to the holidays and not feel sad.

The exciting time as it should be, and is not always seen in the same way.

Often people feel taxed by these moments, and see it in the opposite way.

Headaches pop up.

Intestinal issues arise.

Conflict with friends and family arise.

The unnecessary problems at work.

The mood changes affect a few too.

House-guests.

Travelling from your place to another place.

Excessive eating and drinking.

The extra debt you got yourself into during the holidays could take a toll you.

You tend to create your own memorable moments.

The ways in which you could feel less taxed with yourself:

Take each step with caution.

Avoid the blues by having a well-organized notebook.

Do what you can handle.

Make certain issues a priority.

Focus on your capabilities.

Time organized is a helpful way to go on with your day-to-day list.

It is normal to feel sad, angry, lonely, and fearful during the holidays.

You want everything to be perfect, and you also want to do it all by yourself.

Take a load off your shoulders. Ask a friend to help you with what you think will make you happy.

Avoid family resentment.

Remember, the holidays can't be the same as you had it when you were a child. Lots has changed over the years apart from traditions.

People grow and change all the time.

Don't expect other family members to be the same.

Help out with the less-fortunate.

Communities need help and you can share what you have with them.

Avoid over shopping.

Don't get into debt for the next year.

Often it happens that you are stuck with debt for a whole year.

A trip to the countryside is a great idea to get away from the busy lifestyle.

The depressed person should avoid alcohol.

The Christmas holidays should be a happy time as should other days.

My experience:

We had some family over for the Christmas holidays.

One person felt left out from the family group and decided to over drink for the evening.

I don't know, for some reason unknown to me, he felt alone, and not in the family conversation.

His behavior spoiled the moment.

This person refused to join us for supper and sat alone for the rest of the evening.

I learned not to have him over again.

The intake of excessive alcohol can ruin a good moment.

Take time to relax and forgive each other.

Be calm during the holidays, and enjoy the moment.

Let go of the past and live in the present.

View the holidays as a new beginning and a happy life.

Your actions are responsible for your happiness.

The holidays bring on the blues for many people.

My happiness shines through me, and that I can't change for anyone.

I listen daily to music and laughter keeps me in good health.

There are those times when I feel tensed or stressed out. I focus on the best conversations.

I let the emotions pass by and don't hold on to those uncomfortable moments.

Sometimes I let out a few tears to feel good again.

I tried taking a nap, also a good idea to let go of those mixed feelings.

Often i think of my good things and I am good again.

Walking daily and exploring nature are healthy experiences.

Talk to people because communication is great for you.

Little conversations would make you feel wonderful.

Beat the blues with connecting to people.

Outdoors improves your thinking power.

Look around you and find a lovely spot to sit and chat to a friend. Enjoy your surroundings.

A good sunny spot, or a shady spot, either would work well.

Go fishing to get out the million thoughts out of your mind.

Write a short story about the seasonal experiences.

Dancing is another activity to feel free.

Instead of neglecting yourself, pamper yourself.

You don't need to focus on house cleaning every day of your life.

Do something different.

Start a new project and finish what you have started.

Don't forget it is exciting to plan for the New Year.

A time to be happy, with loved ones.

I prefer to have a family Christmas lunch and plan for the afternoon. Usually, we visit around the village.

Meet up with friends and the local people are an exciting time for us..

There are lots of laughs to keep the evening alive.

The focus is on the occasion and not on money issues, and arguments.

Every year is slightly different to the next one.

It happens on the spur of the moment to visit the people.

I don't plan much. That just happens.

Peace and quiet regenerates moments.

The holidays are a time for good times, and to make good memories.

Every little moment experienced during the holidays is a memory for the next holidays.

It depends on you.

Are you the type of person, who can handle the holiday blues?

I remain calm, and enjoy the moments.

Spend time with family, watch movies, and talk about old times.

Enjoy a good lunch, and great family conversations.

You don't have to celebrate Christmas if you don't want to get into it.

Be yourself and enjoy the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

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      Eric Dierker 19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful and my heart goes out to those who suffer. I grew up with Holidays being too steeped in tradition and too stressful to meet those obligations - self imposed or imposed on children. So in my family we just focus on the good.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Ericdierker In my family we focus on happy moments, especially during the holidays thank you.

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      All good suggestions. This is a very real problem for many. Thankfully not me.

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      Nithya Venkat 19 months ago from Dubai

      Great suggestions to beat the holiday blues. Happy Holidays to You!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I find If I give to someone in need the blues takes a hike. Great suggestions for a happy holiday.

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      Linda Crampton 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      As always, there are some good suggestions in this hub. Happy Holidays, Devika.

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      John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Very wise suggestions for this time of year Devika. Christma blues are a real problem for many especially when finances are tight or their are arguments over where the relatives are spending Christmas this year. Well written, thanks for sharing.

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      Word 19 months ago from Chicago

      Sounds all good to me Devika. There are so many things to do to beat the holiday blues like you've said. Resting, sleeping, relaxing and watching tv are not bad ideas either.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you for stopping by. Always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Vellur I appreciate your comments. Thank you and to you too.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank you for commenting. Happy Holidays!

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC Thank you kindly for stopping by.Happy Holidays to you too.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Jodah Thank you for sharing your views here. Happy Holidays to you.

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      Devika Primić 19 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      word55 Thank you for commenting Happy Holidays!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 19 months ago from The Caribbean

      It is always "A time to be happy, with loved ones and with yourself," but especially so at Christmas. Thanks for the positive message.

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      Janellegems 19 months ago from United States

      These suggestions are extremely helpful to beat the holiday blues. Good Job. I know this Hub will certainly help those who are have large families.

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello MsDora thank you for commenting. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Janellegems thank you for stopping by. I appreciate youi commenting on my hubs. Happy Holidays!

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      Michaela 18 months ago from USA

      So....you advocate taking time to relax and forgive each other but this ONE relative of yours wasn't feeling well and having emotional problems and your solution was to not invite him again? That just sounds...downright nasty and hypocritical. Ostracizing a person forever just because they had one bad holiday experience doesn't sound very charitable to me....

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Michaela Osiecki you don't have to forgive every person you know in your life. Off-course it sounds downright nasty to you or anyone else. I am glad you shared your views here. Forgiveness is not for everyone. I wouldn't say my relative as not feeling well. He didn't like the idea of certain family members spending time together. He felt out of that group. To invite him again on that holiday or any other time his behavior would be the same. The behavior is from drinking too much of alcohol. If you choose to forgive someone then go ahead and do that. No person on this earth forgives everyone irrespective of religion.

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      savvydating 18 months ago

      You've got a plethora of good ideas, DDE. Christmas can be a stressful and even a very lonely time for some. There is nothing sadder than being alone or feeling unloved and broke at Christmas.

      Generally speaking, I don't get the blues during the Holidays. I love them and all the festivities that come with them. I also have a natural aptitude for avoiding stress. Anyhoo...... a very good and useful article you've written here.

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi savvydating Thank you for stopping by at Beat the Holiday Blues. I enjoy this time of year. It is my best time. I appreciate your time taken to stop by.

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      David Edward Lynch 18 months ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      A lot of good advice on beating the Holiday Blues; thanks and have a good Christmas.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 18 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Lot of good suggestions to beat the holidays blues! It happens with many persons and they experience emptiness after all those activities, preparations and celebrations is over. You have provided some excellent tips here.

      Thank you for sharing this engaging hub!

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi DaveOnline thank you for sharing your comment You too have good one. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan I appreciate you stopping by. Thank you

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      ologsinquito 18 months ago from USA

      Devika, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ologsinquito Thank you and the same for you.

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      Roberta Kyle 18 months ago from Central New Jersey

      Excellent suggestions for this time of year, when sadness and depression can so easily ruin the festivities. I like the practical tips you give. Thank you and Happy Holidays to you DDE

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi robie2 thank you for sharing your views here. A Happy New Year to you.

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