You may have heard about suicide rates peaking around the Holiday season.
While that isn’t entirely true, suicide rates are actually higher during Spring and early Summer, it IS true the depression and stress peak during the Holidays.
People have high expectations, money problems, family problems, children problems, accidents, funerals, family gatherings, work deadlines, weight issues etc. to deal with.
These are the things you may battle throughout the year, but during the Holiday season, the stress gets to you.
But those prone to depression feel the brunt of these issues weighing down on them and making an already chronic illness even worse.
However, if you follow the following FasterEFT tips, you can make sure you beat depression this Holiday season, instead of succumbing to it!
1. Plan some “Me” time ahead of time.
Make sure you schedule in some “me” time this Holiday season, no matter how busy your schedule is.
It can be something simple like taking a nap, reading a book, playing with your kids – whatever makes you feel good.
Just make sure you don’t forget to have some “me” time during shopping, baking and taking care of the family.
Related: If you’re having resistance to doing this, read 5 Tips for Living Guilt-Free using FasterEFT
2. Be prepared to make adjustments this Holiday season.
If family gatherings have you pulling out your hair in worry or stress, then learn the FasterEFT tapping technique and mentally do the FasterEFT tap.
If you know you are going to be meeting some people who get on your nerves, then prepare a neutral response such as, “I see what you’re saying. Let’s talk about this some other time.”
Or avoid them if possible.
If that’s not possible, then excuse yourself for a few minutes, go to the restroom, kitchen or basement and use FasterEFT to clear out feelings of stress, anger, frustration etc. that you may be experiencing in the moment.
3. Be grateful for the blessings you have.
This may seem insignificant, but *gratitude has been scientifically proven to have significant healing and calming effects on the body.
This Holiday season make a concentrated effort to focus more on being grateful than complaining about what isn’t working.
It can difficult at first because we’re so used to looking for things that aren’t working.
But if you try gratitude for a few days, you’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to be grateful and how good it feels.
Spend a few minutes before going to bed at night, or before you get up in the morning, writing about all the things you are grateful for in your life in your FasterEFT Happy Journal.
Interested? Join our Facebook Happy Journal Group
4. It’s ok to be sad.
We know there are a lot of people who have suffered a loss during the Holiday season.
If you’re in mourning, this is a good time to share your grief with loving people.
Reach out to support groups, either online or near your place of residence.
Not everyone deals with grief in the same way, so don’t force yourself to be merry, just because you think that’s how you are supposed to feel during the Holidays.
We suggest tapping on your grief so that you can begin to heal and move on in your life.
5. Warning: Overindulgence
This is usually the time when people pack on a few extra pounds.
It’s easy to use the Holiday season as an excuse to overindulge in eating and making unhealthy food choices.
You can just as easily satisfy your sweet tooth in one slice of cake, as you can in three slices.
Apart from being extremely bad for your body, this overindulgence in food will make you feel guilty afterward.
This kind of unhealthy emotional association with food, just for the sake of Holiday cheer, is just not worth it in the long run.
Use these 5 Faster EFT Keys to help you maintain a healthy weight for your body.
We need to remember that parties are not an invitation to overeat.
Eat only what you think is enough for your body.
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