1. Parenting
Send to a Friend via Email
Jennifer Wolf

Poll: What Helps You Deal With the Holiday Blues?

By December 8, 2013

Follow me on:

It's not uncommon to experience the blues during the holiday season, especially if you're coping with a recent loss or disappointment. In fact, just acknowledging that it's normal to feel down -- and that you're not the only one suffering through the holidays -- can help. Give yourself some leeway, too. It's perfectly okay to take a break from some of your past traditions for a year or two, or even to replace them with new traditions.

Mom and Baby Looking at a Christmas Tree

And if your kids are old enough to talk about it, have a conversation about what's really important to them right now. You might be surprised to find that they're ready to change things up a bit, too.

So how about you? When the holiday blues sneak up on you, how do you handle them? Let our readers know what helps you by participating in this week's poll or leaving a comment below.

Poll: What helps you deal with the holiday blues?

View Results

Don't Miss:

Photo Noel Hendrickson/Getty Images

Stay Connected on: Facebook | Twitter | Google+

No comments yet. Leave a Comment
Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.