Dealing With Depression During The Holidays

Published : November 27, 2019

Millions of Americans are impacted on a daily basis by depression. Depression is now regarded as one of the most severe threats to our health and wellbeing at this present time. During the holidays, feelings of depression can be especially high, as there is stress to get everyone the right gift, entertain family and friends, and watch other people’s seemingly picture-perfect holidays. Fortunately, there are a few measures you can take to curb depression during the holidays.

Try To Avoid Triggers

We all have them, a person, item, or situation that triggers negative or depressing connotations. Particularly during the holiday season, there are many potential triggers that you could run into. Because of this, we recommend that you identify triggers that could stimulate your depression.

Don’t Put Yourself In Situations Where You Will Be Tempted

The temptation is a common cause of depression, especially throughout the holiday season. It is common to compare yourself to others, look at gifts that are out or your price range, and hold envy towards friends and family members. The best way to avoid temptation is by not putting yourself in those types of situations.

Have A Companion

One of the premier ways to cope with depression during the holidays is having a companion. Whether your companion is a family member or a close friend, having somebody to vent to, discuss your struggles with, and lean on for support will instill confidence in you.

Stay Away From Social Media

Social media ranks as one of the primary causes of depression. Although social media provides many positive benefits, it’s also an outlet that can cultivate disdain, sadness, and feelings of low self-worth. Rather than looking at all that others have, it’s valuable to be grateful for what you have been given. Keeping this perspective will help you maintain a more positive, upbeat attitude.

Let Go Of Situations Out Of Your Control

In many instances, we feel inclined to take control of a situation to impact the end outcome. However, you must recognize that it’s not productive to try to control others. You can only control the way that you react to a situation, not how others react. That means if your family constantly gets in arguments, don’t let it negatively impact you. Recognize that there is nothing you can do to impact the situation.

Eat A Balanced Diet

For many individuals struggling with depression, dietary consumption can decline rapidly. However, it is vital to your health and wellbeing that you don’t use eating as a coping mechanism, or on the other hand, stop eating altogether.

Consider Reaching Out For Help

Depression is a serious condition, one that should never be taken lightly. Because of this, it may be important to reach out for help with your depression. Consider contacting a helpline to get the help you need.

I wish you the best in dealing with depression, particularly during the holidays, Hopefully, this article has been extremely useful in helping you cope with depression during the holiday season. If you or someone you know struggles with depression, these tips will be extremely beneficial. In the meantime, we recommend that you visit us at The Shops at Rockvale, where you will have a joyful, relaxing experience.

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