We’re in the throes of the holidays, and how do you feel? Are you feeling happy and bright? Or are you like zillions of other people, for whom the holidays create depression?
Today it’s just me for another Terri Talks, and this one is all about holidays, and why it’s ok for you to feel sad. This can be an extremely tough time of year, and I want to help you understand why you’re feeling blue, and to offer you some tips to help you get through the next couple of weeks.
I also want you to know that I am so incredibly appreciative of you all. I love that there is this audience that cares about themselves, that is on an evolutionary path, that cares about others and their communities. Your kindness towards me is what keeps me doing this show, what keeps me going. I don’t take one second of your time and your generosity for granted.
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“I’m just so over the whole fixing of everything as if how you’re feeling is wrong.” – Terri Cole
- Why the holiday blues are more common than you think
- Why don’t we let ourselves feel whatever we’re feeling
- How a tragedy, a death, or a breakup can affect how you feel around the holidays
- The anticipation and excitement can turn into depression
- What are symptoms of this depression
- The stress of extra financial burden of gift giving
- Why you don’t need permission to opt out
- How can you honor the way you feel?
“You have a choice, it’s your life, and sometimes you have to get the point where you opt out of what does not work for you.” – Terri Cole
- You have to give yourself time to prepare
- Why you have to adjust your attitude
- Why you have to hold yourself responsible
- Find family members you enjoy and spend your time and energy on them
- You have the right to say no to anything
- Don’t drink too much! Especially not to deal with stress
- Remember to pay it forward
“Decide that no one has the power to take away your joy OR your feelings of sadness.” – Terri Cole
- Destress with Stress Fix by Aveda
- Donate to my cause, Big Love Weekend with God’s Love We Deliver
- If you are feeling like you are a danger to yourself or anyone, call one of these numbers:
- National Association of Social Workers: 1 800 742 4089
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273 8255
“You are only responsible for how you behave and how you react in any situation.” – Terri Cole