Divorce Is a Major Contributor to Holiday Depression
I was blown away by the response to my blog 3 Tips to Beating Holiday Depression. In just under 30 minutes after posting, it had been read by more than 100 people! In the world of Internet marketing, that’s pretty impressive, so I humbly say to you, Dear Reader, “Thank You!”
Divorce and Holiday Depression
What that response says to me is apparently, there are many of you dealing with depression and anxiety, especially in these last days before Christmas. My heart goes out to you! Because so many of you read that post, re-posted, re-Tweeted, and shared it with the world, I decided to delve a little deeper into the topic in hopes of helping you get a better understanding of holiday depression—and in this post as it relates to divorce.
Blog Update: Originally I did a video; however, for whatever reason, YouTube removed the video.
The first 3 tips…
Understand how you feel and accept that your feelings are okay. Sometimes you might feel like you have to put on a happy face because of your family and your friends. People will give you well-meaning advice to forget your ex, etc. The truth is if you cared anything about him, you will never be able to completely forget. For that reason, know that your feelings are okay. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to think about the good times. The key here is not to get caught up in a cycle of negativity. Feel it and move on!
Let go of the past. While it is okay to remember your ex and what use to be, it is important that you let go of the past! I can tell you from personal experience that living in the past can keep you from moving into a better future. There is a reason it’s called the past–you’ve got to let it pass!
Be grateful. I know that you might asking: “Be grateful for getting divorced?” No! Be grateful for making it through. Be grateful for the fact that your life is not over. Be grateful that you have been given an opportunity to start a new chapter. Be grateful for the lessons you learned.
Stay tuned for the next tips.