With the holidays approaching and everything picking up fast paced a lot of individuals may begin to feel the holiday blues. Yes, it’s that time of year when you start feeling a little depressed and you just don’t know why. Everything may appear to be just fine in your life, but you still have that sad and down feeling. Just what is causing that feeling of depression? It’s actually the time of the year. Holiday blues usually start around November and can last through the New Year.
Many get depressed because of facts such as; may not get to see family or friends this year. They may be miles and miles away and although you want to, you can’t be with them this year. This will hold true to many individuals this year. Some have been hit hard with the economic hardships everyone seem to be facing these days. A lot of people are having to cut back still on purchasing gifts and deciding whether to put food on the tables or have Christmas in their homes this year.
For some it will be difficult to see others shopping and happy, while they are far from being in state of cheer. What can one do to help someone in a situation such as this? Although, you may think you don’t have anything to give a person who is feeling a little down this year. You actually have a lot. Give someone your time. Listen to what they are going through or how they are feeling. Stop and be a friend. Sometimes that’s all that it takes to make someone feel a little bit better. Kind words can get a person through to the next day.
Usually those who feel depressed during these months, actually will feel a lot better after the holiday seasons are done and over. Most individuals usually move on after the holiday season to resume their regulary routines. If you do notice someone who does not seem to be able to pull out of the holiday blues, try encouraging them to seek out professional help.