December 1st....and already feeling the "Holiday Blues" setting in.

  • JockChefJim

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    Dec 01, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    Only December 1st and I already feel the holiday blues kicking in for me. Spent the four day Thanksgiving weekend alone and any attempt to meet new people was a failure.

    What do you guys do if single, few friends and family, to fight the holiday blues?
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    Dec 01, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    Spend time with the few family and friends because they are special enough to still be in my life. Being in a relationship isn't everything.
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    Dec 01, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    St. John's Wort. 2 in the evening before going to bed. On the bottle it says "Supports a positive mood."

    But I know how you feel; I was starting to get that way just before Thanksgiving which I used to celebrate with my brother, so then I upped the SJW to 2 pills instead of 1.

    It might also be some SAD; get outdoors and get more light if you can.
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    Dec 01, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    TV and cold medicine.
    Next year we'll have an online party for you.
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    Dec 01, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    I feel ya. I just try to find things to do and keep myself busy.
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    Dec 02, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    Because of my field of work , i always work allthe holidays .
    But this year , i will be home in Queensland with my family and friends for the Christmas holidays .
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    Dec 02, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Quit crying.
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    Dec 02, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    I really enjoy the holidays and start feeling the blues about a week before Christmas. I'm glad we've got the New Year celebrations so I don't have to go cold turkey!
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    Dec 02, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    Seriously, in bad years I just mentally block the relentless hype out, refusing to buy into the life that the world seems to think I should be having, and treating the holidays like any other time of the year without entirely closing myself off to life's possibilities. It's a balancing act that's easier for some than others but if you're able give it a try! Lowering your expectations in this manner, when done right, in fact can make you more open and available to others.
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    Dec 02, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    When I don't have family, significant other or local friends nearby and available for company, I try to keep my spirits up by going running or to the gym, or treating myself to a movie or going out to eat somewhere where I'm among people even if I'm by myself. OP, I hope you're able to find local connections down there in Texas to bring you "comfort and joy" this holiday season.
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    Dec 02, 2013 11:02 AM GMT
    Try volunteering. There are tons of organizations that need help during the holiday season. It will take the focus off of you and your situation and put it on others. It will boost your spirits and you never know, you might make some new friends out of the other volunteers.

    Just a thought.