Effective Ways to Drive Those Christmas Blues Away
Everyone feels lonely every once in a while. As opposed to being alone, loneliness can be felt by any one of us regardless of other people's presence
or company. In fact, being weighed down by this all too common yet seasonal feeling for a prolonged period makes us vulnerable to acquiring
depression, a widely recognized psychological ailment. And once that happens, we have to be extremely wary that we do not get caught further into its
vicious cycle of sadness, which makes us highly susceptible to being sucked into its irreversible end: suicide.
Faced with the Blues
Oftentimes, majority of us have either learned or developed ways to help ourselves cope with occasional feelings of loneliness. Certain circumstances
in life, however, have forced some of us to contend with the reality of being separated from our friends and loved ones, opening us to the cold truth of
having to face life on our own. Such occurrences makes us more vulnerable to being exposed to prolonged periods of loneliness. This is especially
true during festive events like Christmas, which is intended to be celebrated in the company of our friends and family. The stark contrast between an
individual's lonely situation and that of the season intensifies the sadness even more.
Coping with the Blues
Coming face to face with loneliness on Christmas day can be quite a hefty challenge. But as always, we are not rendered absolutely helpless. Driving
the blues away on Christmas day is possible given that you try out the suggestions below.
Christmas is a time for selflessness. If you cannot spend time with your family and friends, then opt to spend it with the less fortunate ones. What
better way to experience the true spirit of Christmas than to involve yourself in generous acts like volunteering for a Christmas feeding program or any
other charitable activities at your local church or community?
Immerse yourself in work. Be generous to your colleagues by volunteering to take on their work responsibiliti