Are you catching the holiday blues?
The holidays are a festive time that may bring back memories of losing a loved one. Families and friends who were once around may not all be present. We often are nostalgic thinking about memories of past traditions. Whether it is due to health reasons or remembering our losses, you may be catching the holiday blues. Ask yourself these questions:
-Are you sleeping well at night?
-Are you reluctant with participating in holiday events?
-Are you struggling to meet family or friends for lunch?
-Are you no longer engaging in your hobbies?
If you are having any of the above issues, you may be depressed. Depression can come and go. Many people have seasonal affective disorder that occurs when there is less sunlight particularly in the fall and winter months. If you are prescribed antidepressants or antipsychotics, please take your medications consistently. Therapy for your mood is not only limited to prescription medications, but can entail other modalities, such as counseling & herbs. Here are some helpful tips you can try:
Drink a cup of decaffeinated green tea or chamomile tea to help with anxiety
Apply lavender oil in the evening to promote relaxation
Taking daily B-complex vitamins can boost your mood
Acupuncture can help reduce depression
There are other remedies for depression. We encourage you to talk to your physician to address your holiday blues.
Angel’s Star Wellness Center