For many people this time of year is a time of family, fun, and excitement – you can feel it in the air! But for others it’s a time of sadness, depression and loneliness, whether they’re grieving over a loss of a loved one or recently gone through a divorce or tough breakup with a significant other this is a time of year they dread. And sometimes it’s just the stress of it all that can cause the holiday blues. If you’re suffering from the holiday blues, then you’ll want to listen as Mark Sichel gives several tips on how to overcome them and make the most of this holiday season.
Mark Sichel is a Psychotherapist in New York City and the author of “Healing from Family Rifts: Ten Steps to Finding Peace, After Being Cut Off From a Family Member” He has extensive experience in helping people heal from life’s most difficult problems. His article in Psychology Today, called, “Ten Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues” is a very interesting read.
Some solutions Mark suggests in overcoming the holiday blues are:
- Prioritize your schedule so you won’t be too stressed and exhausted
- Realize that you may feel sad or depressed but don’t suppress those feelings just feel them and let them flow and pass on through you.
- Women can get food catered, minimize decorations, and do their shopping online.
- Take time and do something fun and enjoyable for yourself
He also talks about living with an attitude of gratitude and being generous and volunteering to help others in need. These and more helpful suggestions are made to help you feel better and have a happy holiday season.
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To contact Mark and learn more about him go to: http://www.marksichel.com/
Dr. Sichel’s book, “Healing from Family Rifts: Ten Steps to Finding Peace, After Being Cut Off From a Family Member” on Amazon