How do I cope with the holiday blues?

  • Try something new. Take a vacation with a family member or friend.
  • Spend time with people who care about you.
  • Volunteer your time to help others. Spending time with those in need can help you feel less isolated.
  • If you are religious, take time to reflect on the spiritual significance of the holidays.
  • Try to appreciate the good things you have now instead of focusing on the past.
  • Stay active. Get out. Go for a walk. Window shop.
  • Accept feelings of sadness or loneliness. These feelings might not go away just because it's the holidays.
  • Get help if you need it. Don't be embarrassed to ask for help any time of the year.

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