We continue our focus on post holiday stress and exhaustion. Wednesday, we focused on reducing spending and Friday we focus on you.
Today let’s look at the blues associates with the holidays and family.
There are two sides to look at: 1. Having to be with family and 2. Not being able to be with family.
Let’s face it, many families are dysfunctional in their own way and this affects us all individually.
Though we may feel pressured to be with family over the holidays, its okay to say no if there is someone that you just cannot be around. We may love our family but that doesn’t mean we have to like them. There are many healthy reasons to say “no”.
Many of us experience feelings of loss over the holidays. Grieve the missing people at the family celebration. If you would like, create a place for them at the table. It is symbolic and acknowledges them.
Know that holiday blues are temporary, and they should dissipate as the holiday season winds down. If the sadness does not pass, reach out and talk to someone.
FAMILY & HOLIDAYS