If you’re struggling this year to get into the holiday spirit, remember that though a joyous time of year, the “holiday blues” are a real phenomenon that can leave you feeling stressed, irritable, and depressed (Psychology Today).
It’s easy to feel out of control in December. Maybe you’re still holiday shopping, decorating, or hosting the big Christmas Day dinner for friends and family. All that holiday pressure can affect your mental health and wellness and make you feel out of sync with all the cheer that surrounds you. To help you overcome seasonal stress, a simple solution may be adopting an attitude of gratitude. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, for most of us, this type of thinking takes time and commitment, so here are some holiday wellness tips to help you remember what you’re grateful for and share those positive feelings with others this year.
Achieving a feeling of gratitude gives you more than a positive outlook. In fact, more and more studies continue to reveal that gratitude is good for the body, too. Health benefits of a grateful attitude include:
To help you practice gratitude in your daily routine and interactions with others, here are some simple, yet effective holiday wellness ideas to try!
Spread Holiday Gratitude this Season
Looking for more ways to practice gratitude? Try some of these helpful online exercises from PositivePsychology.com to improve your holiday wellness. If you’d like to talk to someone about the stress or depression you’re experiencing this season, contact The Calli Institute to speak with our team. We’ll work with you and help you discover different coping techniques to help you feel empowered and equipped to take on the New Year ahead.