EVOLVE: Transformative Biblical Counseling Center
|Posted on December 15, 2022 at 12:40 AM|
Tis the Season! There is so much excitement in the atmosphere. Time to come together with family and close friends to eat drink and be merry. Until you have that memorable moment of the love ones that are not there. And now that anticipation and excitement turns into feelings of depression, we call holiday blues. Those emotional moments bring on headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness, intestinal problems, and unnecessary conflict with family and friends.
As you begin to engage in holiday events, the desire to drink, overeating becomes your companion. This heightens your mood swings and anxiety, and fatigue may occur because of the stressfulness. There is a great demand for seasonal shopping, cooking, travel, house guests, family reunions, office parties; more shopping and extra financial burden. Our current recessionary economy may exacerbate many of us who are already stressed out or depressed. Here are some helpful tools:
1. Don’t overbook yourself.
2. Organize your time.
3. Think positive holiday thoughts.
4. Don’t focus much on past holiday resentments.
5. Except yearly holiday changes.
6. If under scheduled volunteer community organizations.
7. Plan holiday events economically.
8. Alcohol is not the answer.
9. Pamper yourself.
10. Begin your day with hope and determination.
The subconscious mind is powerful and only responds to what you feed it. Feed your mind with positive thoughts. Begin and end each day by repeating your holiday affirmation. You may use some of these below or create your own.
“I embrace each day of the holiday season with love and gratitude. Love for myself, which I will extend to others. Gratitude for the many blessings I receive daily.
I will make this holiday season a time of peace and reflection.
I will cherish the gift that my loved one’s life and legacy has been to me.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
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