What Can You Do For Post-Holiday Depression?
While you may expect the holidays to be enjoyable with happy memories, most people stayed isolated this year. Missing out on attending parties, visiting loved ones, traveling, and exchanging gifts may increase people’s feelings of isolation and depression. Mental health concerns can add to this burden. If your 2021 has not gotten off to the start you want, contact Remedy Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to learn about how finding the right therapist can help.
Fighting Depression in 2021
Missing out on holiday festivities can cause people to feel lonely and depressed. You can avoid this by scheduling video calls with friends and family members. Be watchful of your eating habits and the activities you undertake for a stress-free new year. If anxiety overwhelms you, Remedy therapists can provide a customized treatment plan, including the following options:
While the holiday season can be the time to achieve most of your getaway plans, most people laid low this year. You may not know what is in store for you despite the high expectations you and your loved ones have.
Social media, radio, and TV commercials may portray perfectionism and happiness for everyone during the holidays, but staying Covid-free should be your top priority.
Anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders are prevalent in the US. Do not expect everything to be perfect because if it does not happen, you will suffer stress about things you cannot control. Limit your expectations and know it is okay to have such feelings.
Enjoy The Break
The holidays are important, but unwanted stress can impact people with mental health concerns. Instead of being angry about missing out on festivities, keep gratitude in your heart for the gifts you’ve been given. If you are concerned about a friend who is living alone, give them a call.
Moving into the new year, it is important to focus on inner strength rather than merely acquiring possessions. Spend your time with people who build you up.
If you start to feel lonely and isolated, make a daily plan. List the tasks you would be undertaking and how you can achieve them before you start. You can reduce stress by cutting down some of the unimportant activities.
Pressures within families are some of the primary causes of holiday anxiety. Nearly all families deal with some kinds of dysfunction at one time or another. There is no such thing as a perfect family. In fact, people’s desire to create the “perfect family” often causes problems when reality doesn’t meet expectations. Regardless of difficulties, it is possible for most families to retain or regain a sense of happiness and togetherness, especially when they have help from a good therapist. If you cannot get along with some of your relatives, a family therapist can help you work through your issues without guilt and blame. When family members are accountable for their actions and do their best to support each other, the family can flourish.
Some relatives may be harsh critics and enjoy criticizing you. Try to let it go. Take what you can use and leave the rest. Understanding and appreciating their character can prevent unnecessary arguments.
Find Professional Help for Anxiety at Remedy Therapy
A holiday season can lead to depression in several ways. However, if it continues to affect your day-to-day activities, you may need to seek professional help from a therapist. Consult with our therapists for an individualized treatment plan to avoid adverse consequences. Contact Remedy Therapy at 516.414.2607, or contact us online today to learn more about depression treatment.