The holidays are of course a time for family, friends and being happy.  It's a great time of year. It's also a tough time for people suffering from holiday depression. It can be especially tough for us that have to go through a tough winter without the sunshine many states like Florida enjoy.

Here are some tips on dealing with holiday stress and depression from

  • Don't be afraid to switch up your holiday traditions. If something you've been doing for years isn't worth the stress, try something else!
  • Try and get up and out of bed, even though it might just feel like you're going through the motions.
  • Don't have unrealistic expectations of other people.
  • Let the people close to you know what's going on.
  • Allow people to help.
  • Don't dwell in the past. This holiday season doesn't have to be like all of the previous ones.
  • Watch what you eat, get enough sleep, and exercise.

Also, if you suspect someone is having a hard time this holiday season, please reach out and let them know it's ok. This year has been hard on everyone, so make sure to extend any help you can.

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