For many years, I have suffered the holiday blues. At first I thought that I was crazy for feeling sad during the happiest time of the year. However, it turns out that I wasn’t the only one. Holiday blues, although affects all kinds of people, hit some groups of people hardest. Those who are most affected by the holiday blues are the elderly, the sick, those who have lost a loved one, and those who are single or living alone. People with many problems are also affected. The holiday blues can make you feel isolated and cut off from the cheerful world. But you should know that it doesn’t need to be that way. There are many ways to cope with the blues to make your holidays happier and more bearable.
1. Focus on the Present
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It is absolutely fine that you give yourself the time to grieve about issues that trouble you. However, once you are done grieving and dealing with the pain, it is recommended that you focus on the present. Learn to let go of past issues and start focusing on the present. Create new traditions and practices to make the holidays feel like a new and exciting time.