The holidays is a time when there can be a lot of pressure from society to have the perfect experience. Social media paints a picture where everyone is surrounded by happy family, which makes people who are alone feel even worse. However, there are many people who spend the holidays alone. It can be a good idea to be truthful with people about how you are feeling, and to be all right with not feeling happy about the holidays.
- Many people do not have close family and friends to spend the holidays with, which can make that time of year feel depressing rather than festive.
- Volunteering is a great way to help others during the holidays, while also being seen and acknowledged more by other people.
- Try to reduce your social media usage during the holidays, as social media can make you feel more alone.
“One of the best things you can do right now is to reach out to someone, even if you feel like it is the last thing you want to do. Depression and grief are isolating and can make you feel that you are a burden on people.”