We have reached blogmas day 10 guys! I’m surprised I really went through with this again, but here we are. For today’s blogmas post, I wanted to discuss something serious with you guys, and that’s dealing with depression during the holidays. Just a disclaimer, I have had some depressive or sad moments sometimes during the holidays, but I’m not diagnosed. I wanted to touch on this in general because not only are there people in the world who struggle with seasonal depression, but now 2020 has added on so many more complications.
There are so many reasons why people might be experiencing depression or sadness this season. There’s the seasonal depression that might’ve been pre-occurring as mentioned, not being able to see or hug family and friends, possible death due to Covid or even other reasons, destruction from the natural disasters happening…just so much. With all of that combined, it’s so important to take care of yourself. Unless you’re new on here, you 100% know how vocal I am and strongly believe in talking to a specialist.
It may be a virtual meeting, but I highly recommend it if it’s something you’re not already doing. Along with that, make sure you’re doing some form of self-care as well. That could be anywhere from reading a book, to taking a fancy bath with a bath bomb while doing a face mask, to blasting your favorite Christmas music all day. I know for me, what really lifts my mood is when I play my favorite Christmas songs. I actually made a post sharing my favorite Christmas songs in the first week of blogmas if you missed it! If Christmas music puts you in a happy mood, then I hope it helps you a bit as it does for me.
Another important thing to remember is that, although we can’t see a lot of our friends and family in person, there’s still the ability to video chat and call. It’s absolutely not the same as being in person, but it’s something. I think that just experiencing the feeling of laughter and communicating with others will help a bit and make you feel a little less alone. That’s something we all need this year for sure.
Take extra special care of yourselves this season loves. The year has not been kind, but you’re not alone. So many people and care about you, even from miles apart.
Sending much love this holiday!
What a great topic! I think we often forget what other people go through this time of the year. I also suffer from depression and it’s not easy, but I talk to professionals, take my meds and take care of myself.
All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)
It’s not easy at all. I’m so glad to hear that you’re taking care of yourself and have someone to talk to. Sending lots of love ♥
Steph Hannam says
Such a great blog post. I think this year has been so hard mentally and Christmas is something we all look forward too. This year is going to be different for so many so it’s inevitable that more people will be suffering from depression this Christmas x
I know and I hate that. I just want everyone to have a great Christmas. Hoping for better next year. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥