Rhon’s Early Morning Christmas Season Inspiration
Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Early Morning Christmas Inspiration
For All In Need Of Some to Get Through This Long Day
“Christmas Season Can Bring The Blues!”
This article appeared in our local newspaper “The Mountain Press” Experts say there are ways to fight holiday depression!
The Christmas season is a glorious time of year for many of us. It’s among the biggest celebration of the Christian Church, and it’s a traditional time of family gatherings- both can be reasons for joy for many others. But for others the season can be a heartbreaking time. For the many reasons it’s the most wonderful time of the year for some, it’s incredibly depressing to others. Broken homes, recently deceased family members and uncertain financial situations are often cited as among the top reasons the Christmas season is the most depressing time of the year. Add to that the stresses of holiday gatherings, parties and gift-giving, and it can be double troubling .
The Mayo Clinic offers these suggestions for lessening the holiday blues:
Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can’t be with loved ones, realize that it’s normal to feel sadness and grief. It’s ok to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holiday season.
Be realistic. The holidays don’t have to be perfect or just like the last year. As families change and grow, traditions and rituals often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones.
Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and friends as they are , even if they don’t live up to all of your expectations. Set aside grievances until a more appropriate time for discussion. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry.
Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’s try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts.
Another good suggestion is to volunteer some time helping others on the holidays. It has often been said that volunteering can help those who give as much as those who receive. It helps you connect with others, it increases self-confidence and provides a natural sense of accomplishment. And, according to helpguide.org, it can even combat depression. Reducing the risk of depression is another important benefit of volunteering,” the web site which was launched by founders Robert and Jeanne Segal after their daughter’s suicide, said……… A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with other and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging time.”
My prayers are with you as I know very well the sadness of mourning the loss of love ones…
Each person receiving this has had something in their life to bring sadness !
Hope the above has helped you….
For I am inspired by the very thought that you are Inspired,
I pray your day turns out the way you would want it too – Rhon