Managing holiday blues
Managing holiday blues is a real struggle for many people at this time of year. Feeling lonely, sad, hurt or angry can intensify when compared to the joy expected of the holidays. Painful childhood memories, unresolved family issues or the loss of a loved one can quickly lead to depression. Add in the short, dark days that we experience here in the North and it can become really challenging to be merry.
Mindfulness based hypnosis can make your thoughts merry and your heart fill with joy. If managing holiday blues is a struggle for you, call or email me now. Together, no matter where you may live, we can develop a hypnosis program for you.
“Can hypnosis make me merry again?”
This week’s Ask Roger question was submitted by Susan who lives in the Midwest. She asked, “Can hypnosis make me merry again?”
If this describes you, I encourage you to call me and let’s schedule some one-on-one time to really deal the specifics of your situation.
In the meantime, here are a few suggestions:
- Be gentle with yourself and don’t expect the impossible.
- Make your holiday expectations for yourself and of others realistic.
- Make a list and stick to the list.
- Get out and exercise. Go to the gym or go for walk or bike ride.
- Eat healthy. Eat Clean. Focus on the whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Avoid the fats, salt and sugar. Eat only when physically hungry. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and red, blues and purple fruits and vegetables.
- Don’t overwhelm you and your family with activities. It’s OK to have downtime at home.
- Drink lots of water and minimize alcohol.
- Know your shopping budget and honor your limits.
- Learn to say “No”
- Acknowledge your feelings and don’t make yourself wrong for your experience.
- Express your gratitude for what you do have now rather wishing for what you had in the past.
- Get a massage.
- Listen to Orange Blossom.
- And schedule time with Roger.
I also encourage you to use my Greatest Expression of You process. Begin each day mediating on being your best self. Recall the most joyful time in your life and memorize that joy and mentally rehearse being joyful, or merry, throughout your day.
You can find the link to the Greatest Expression of You by clicking on the button below.
Every year I really struggle with a depression that sets in shortly after Halloween. It last until sometime between New Years and Easter. As a little girl I love Christmas. It was a time when the entire family met at my Grandparents and we played games, sang songs and ate Grandma’s lasagna and Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve.
I try my best to make Christmas merry and special for my kids. But it’s such a chore and takes so much effort to put on a “Merry smile.” My husband is aware and he is very supportive and tries his best to help out and make me feel better.
Can hypnosis make me Merry again?
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
My thoughts are merry and my heart is filled with joy!
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