Beating Holiday Depression

Did you know that for many people the most depressing time of the year comes right after the holidays? We’re all so wrapped up in getting the house decorated and the presents bought that we don’t seem to have a minute to relax. And after the holidays come and go, it’s not uncommon for a major case of depression to set in. Well, there are some things we can do to keep that from happening.

First, set a strict budget and stick to it. Most people spend more than they make through the holidays, and then worry later how they’re going to pay for it all. This can easily be avoided by deciding early not to overspend.

Next, don’t try to control every situation. A lot of tension can erupt when families get together. This year, relax and try to see the humour in situations.

Finally — this year, instead of getting caught up in presents and parties and such, take time to be thankful for the blessing of life and family.

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