Depression during the Holidays unfortunately is common. ~~ However, the good news is, ~~ that it can be completely curable with our own energy. All too often we are focused on social structures and symbolism that do not address the spirit. We remember our childhood which may contribute to how we share our holidays as a parent.
Depression is a sign that the spirit and mind have disconnected and we need to reconnect with spiritual remedies.
I offer the following remedy for Holiday Depression:
Before I offer the list, ~~ first and foremost ~~ take no anti-depression pills or any chemical medication. It would be like putting a pill in the bark of a tree which is dying. It simply does no good. The tree needs nature made attention as do humans. You do not want to live in a world of chemicals that might give you temporary comfort. In the end you are doing more harm than good
1). Do not think about money. Whatever a gift may cost If you do not have the money for it ~~~ forget about purchasing it. There is no gift better than a hug and the words, "I love you" to anyone.
2). During the Holidays you may have more time to take walks which can be done every day of the year, not just during the holidays. Walking is nutrition for the body and spirit. It makes us feel alive with a purpose in life and that we are not alone. Every Holiday when my family gets together we do a "Power walk" in the hills of Redlands California. It is about a two hour walk and some considerable miles before we sit down for our gathering.
3). you can do volunteer work, spending the day helping others as suggested in my previous two blogs on this topic. Helping others helps you!
4). It is a time to also recall our family and friends who have passed on to the afterlife. Do this, recalling all the positive things and times together. Do not focus on the negative memories. Remember our loved ones are still with us in spirit.