The holidays are here, and so is the winter. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and all of the family gatherings, depression may begin to rear its ugly head. Whether this time of year is hard because of loss or grief, or you are prone to anxiety, a depression counselor can help you find solace in these times. Is there a way to fight holiday depression? Yes. Let’s discuss some simple ways to fight this form of depression so you can enjoy the season how you want.
Take Time For Yourself
Even during this busy season, it is crucial that you learn to take time for yourself. In fact, self-care is a crucial part of fighting any form of depression or anxiety. Whether it is taking a hot bath, reading a book or quietly meditating, there are plenty of ways to enjoy alone time. Schedule it into your day, so you do not forget this important step in your treatment.
Reach Out For Help
You should reach out to someone you trust for help and accountability. Whether it is your partner reminding you about your quiet time, or a family member you can talk to, find a partner to help you through this season. You can also reach out to a depression counselor for help navigating your feelings. Asking for help is one of the first and most crucial steps in recovering from depression or anxiety.
Use Your Creativity
It is proven that using your creativity in the midst of depression can lighten your spirits and your mood. It may also help you to focus on something else other than the way you feel. You can paint, draw or turn to a method of creativity that you find exciting as a hobby. Try new things, or do a quick internet search about creative outlets for your depression. You may be surprised to find others that use their creativity for their depression symptoms as well.
At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we understand how difficult this time of the year may be. We are here to help you navigate these feelings and get you back on track to a happy holiday. Give us a call today at 972-426-9500 or visit us online at www.j9n.83e.myftpupload.com.