Only two days left until Christmas!
For some people the holidays are a gloomy time. There are a multitude of reasons why someone would associate the holidays with being depressed. Even though Christmas is my favorite time of the year, I still find myself having bouts of depression. A lot of it stemming from reality not being equivalent to my expectations/hopes.
I have had to let go of a lot of people this year. People that, while they do matter to me, cause way too much toxic negativity in my life. Though not having the constant downpour of negativity has done wonders for my emotions, it doesn’t make the people matter less. Especially around Christmas when family is the most important thing to me (as they are all year). It can be hard not to feel depressed about the circumstances.
It definitely makes me appreciate the people that I do have in my life that bring me love, hope, and positivity. Those are the people I need around me, not only at Christmas, but all year round. Everyone deserves to have peace and joy.
Being good to one another while also still being good to yourself. I don’t let holidays excuse the boundaries I have in place for my life. Even if that means I don’t get to spend it with everyone I would like to. This year because of the love I have given to myself by letting go, my anxiety is much lesser than in years passed. This holiday season I haven’t spent much time dwelling on seeing the people who bring me down. Instead I can focus on the good stuff. It makes for a much happier me. The best part is, I know I deserve it and so do you.