Were your holidays happy, joyous, and loving? We are hoping they were, as many times people become very stressed and anxious before the holidays resulting in a slump after the festivities lasting for a brief time after. Sometimes, though, the slump continues, leaving you feeling lost or even sad. If this lasts longer than three months, it could be time to discuss this new space in your life with a professional.
Gearing up for the holidays can be exhausting and this is normal. However, when the exhaustion turns into lack of motivation, hopelessness, and uncontrollable sadness – what may have been masked by the holidays – sometimes are the symptoms of depression. If you have experienced these feelings in the past and had trouble getting past them, or if this is the first time, a professional can offer you a way to understanding what is happening to get past it.
Here’s to wishing you a grand new year and take good care, wellbeing.