The holiday season can trigger depression for many reasons. Holiday celebrations might cause an increase in stress levels. You aren’t alone and your feelings are valid. There are ways to manage your symptoms and get the help you need.
- Limit alcohol – Limit your alcohol intake Excessive drinking might influence your mood.
- Get plenty of sleep – Being well-rested can improve your mood. Learn to say “no” – Overscheduling and not making time for yourself can lead to emotional breakdowns.
- Learn how to say “no,” and stay firm on your decision.Avoid overeating – Holiday outings can often lead to overeating, which can affect your mood and overall well-being.
These are a few ideas to beat the holiday blues as you also battle lupus. It is okay to seek professional help as well to get past the difficult times. Don’t be afraid to deal with your emotions so you don’t get overwhelmed.