Friday, December 24, 2010

Some Tips for Managing Depression During The Holidays | Healthmad

Some Tips for Managing Depression During The Holidays | Healthmad

“Happy Holidays”

Paradoxically end of year and new year celebrations can cause the blues.

The holidays can be an especially stressful time. Even though we understand that we are dealing with extra pressure on top of our everyday stress, we may expect ourselves to handle more than we can. We may not feel happy but we may feel pressured to “be happy.”

Having a list of simple reminders on how to manage sad feelings can help. Here is a sample to get you started on you list.

Take a quiet moment for a cup of tea or hot chocolate.

Use the time to make a list of simple activities that make you feel better.



Read more: http://healthmad.com/mental-health/some-tips-for-managing-depression-during-the-holidays/#ixzz1928BJtfp



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