Although the jingle bells are jingling and halls are decked with holly, the holidays can be a particularly challenging time of year for a lot of people. If you’re feeling a bit down, try out these three tips to beat those holiday blues:
Eat Well – Christmas cookies, spiced eggnog, candy canes and more! The holidays are chock full of, well, crap. Eating crap, or overeating anything, literally feeds the depression cycle. Every time you eat crap, you feel bad, and then it just gets that much harder to pull yourself out.
Get Active – Don’t sit in the house all day. Get out and get moving! Go sledding, go hiking, have a snowball fight, or get your bum to the gym. Not getting enough physical exercise can actually worsen depression. Exercise rejuvenates a person and increases blood flow to all the major organs of body.
Start Laughing- Studies have shown that laughter does really make you feel better. Watch some silly Christmas movies! Pop in A Christmas Story or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and you just try to stay depressed!