Category / Holiday Season / Self-Development
The holiday season can be a time of joy, but for many, it can also be a source of loneliness, stress, anxiety and depression. This is relevant to many seasonal holidays, including Easter and the summer holidays, but it is perhaps particularly relevant at Christmas when there is a social expectation of community and familial closeness.
If you are on your own, or if you feel disconnected from your family, those expectations can amplify your negative feelings and leave you feeling even more isolated. Coping with loneliness is a year-round struggle, but during the Christmas holiday season, you may feel more isolated and it can feel harder to reach out or ask for help.
Anyone can feel stressed about seasonal events spent with other people. Perhaps you have a large household to cook a meal for, or you are worried about having enough money for presents. Perhaps you are anxious about spending time with family or have Covid anxiety about travel, large groups, or elderly relatives.
You are not alone. In this section, you will find articles relating to the particular stresses of the holiday season, and links to support if you find the holidays hard.
Christmas can be a time of magic and wonder for children, but for some of us, the festive period can also be a time of Christmas stress and anxiety. This was amplified with last year’s Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures affecting all of us, along with the uncertainty that this year the festive holiday…
Many people are worried about feeling lonely at Christmas this time of year, even with the relaxation of lockdown measures, the Covid-19 pandemic is still very much present. Added to that, they are unaware of the anxiety and the onset of Christmas depression that can occur from isolation during the festive season. For most of…