Christmas is a time for spending time with family and friends and enjoying festive traditions. For some people, the holidays are a time to be happy and excited, while others may struggle to feel positive emotions.
Celebrating Christmas as a Way to Boost Emotional Wellness
If you tend to struggle with depression or anxiety, or if you’re simply not enthusiastic about the holidays, it’s important to find ways to celebrate the season in a way that doesn’t make you feel depressed or anxious.
However, many people find it to be off-putting. This can trigger feelings of stress and anxiety. Here’s how you can celebrate the holidays in a way that boosts your emotional wellness.
Plan an Authentic Holiday
It can often feel like an obligation to celebrate the holidays, but they are a time to embrace your emotions and celebrate the season, not avoid them.
If you struggle to feel enthusiastic about the festivities, it can be helpful to plan a holiday celebration that’s centered around activities that you genuinely enjoy, or that have a meaning that’s meaningful to you.