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The holidays are here and while most of the world tis the season, others are suffering from the holiday hopelessness and depression. Myself included.

Not sure where it comes from but I can say for me, it’s the expectations that come from family and work and life, really. Stressing about bills, gifts, trips, oh my can put you in a rut real quick. Again…this is common.

Studies have shown that “…nearly three-fourths of participants reported feeling more anxious or depressed during the holiday season” (USNews, 2014)

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We’re all singing the same song “just give me something to get ahead”. That’s songs on the top 100 Billboard charts next to T.I. and Teyanna Taylor.

What can we do to avoid the holiday blues? Here are a few tips:

Plan ahead: Come up with restorative routines, such as reading a book or napping, and write them on a calendar…

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