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9 Holiday Depression Busters

By Therese J. Borchard
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9 Holiday Depression Busters

My “9 Holiday Depression Busters” are featured in a Beliefnet gallery. You can get to it by clicking here.

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year–but not if negative …

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9 Holiday Depression Busters

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  1. I like this. I HATE christmas with a passion and this time of year always sux. will try to use some of these points to make it at least slightly more bearable

  2. One of my students once said that her way of coping was sitting alone “with a bottle of Jack [Daniels].” I am grateful that I can add this list to a list of coping strategies to help my clients get through the tough stretches.

  3. Past happy Christmas memories are with other’s families! I only do Christmas eve with the extended family. Christmas Day is reserved for waking whenever, staying in jammies, and eating waffles. I wish I would be able to have my son for Christmas, but maybe next year!

  4. This holiday stuff has been driving me crazy since the commercials started November 1st. I’ve been praying for January 2nd every since. I’ll heed the advice and stay in prayer.

  5. May I add a rule? … Plan – and contain – a private time to let your own melancholy in. Experience it as fully as you can for a brief hour or two; knowing that you will step away from it within a specific time frame. Me? I cozy up with a glass of wine, and pull out the old albums and mementos of Christmas’s past. Sure; I experience a bit of sadness and longing, but I usually emerge from the experience more ennervated and determined to make THIS Christmas as meaningful as possible in a way to honor all those seasons past. It just plain feels good :)

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