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How To Survive The Post-Holiday Blues

(Huffington Post) The holiday season is an emotional roller coaster and stepping off at the and can leave you with a case of psychological whiplash. Whether it's caused by feelings of guilt from overindulgence, unmet expectations, or a return to loneliness, depression after the holidays is a common condition. So common, in fact, that there is even a name for it - the 'post-holiday blues.'
Feelings of sadness, guilt, and anger can kick off genuine symptoms of depression ranging from mild unhappiness to more troublesome symptoms such as insomnia, irritability, inability to eat or overeating, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and anxiety. But you don't have to let the holiday blues get you down. Here's how to survive the blues and get back on track for the new year…
It's normal to feel a little bummed that the holidays are over, but you don't have to let those feelings consume you. That's why you need to...
Make plans…
Make healthy choices…
Go public…
Seek help.
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