This time of the year calls for a lot of celebration. At the same time, the days become gloomy for those away from friends and family. Staying away from your loved ones can be most difficult during festival. Loneliness, anxiety, and sadness are some of the emotions you may experience. However, it's important to find ways to counter the feeling of isolation and participate in the festivities. Here are a few tips to help you feel less upset and lonely during the festive season.
Connect with your friends and family:
This is the time when you miss your family the most. Calling them and sending them texts will help you feel close to them. Video call your friends and participate in their happiness. Send your family gifts and share your feelings with them. It will make you feel better. Accepting how you feel is important to beat any negative emotional.
Participate in activities around you:
Whether you work in an office or you have a business, being around people will make you feel less isolated. If nothing, try and volunteer for community service, this will make you feel grateful for what you have. Remember, that you are not with your family out of choice and there's no force. If you think that way, half your sadness is gone. Connect with your neighbours and participate in society celebrations, this will make you feel connected.
Look for activities that bring you joy:
Engage in activities like walk, paint, play video games or visit a new location in your city, this will boost your mood. Take that camera and go click some pictures. Engaging in an activity also relaxes your muscles, therefore, you feel a sense of purpose in life. Write that story which you wanted to write for a long time, or call that friend you haven't been in touch for a long time. The communication with long lost people in our lives is mood booster.
You can go shopping and spend on yourself. This will make you feel you better. Go for that much needed salon session and pamper yourself. Self-care is important when you feel low. Spend time exercising in the gym. Appreciate your body and what you have achieved in so many months of handwork. Practicing meditation and watching a nice movie with a tub of popcorn is no harm. Use scented scrub or soap to boost your mood and make you feel refreshed.
Approach a professional:
If doing all these things aren't making you feel better, it may be the time for you to seek professional help. Know that seeking help is not wrong and there's no judgment. Everyone feels the blues and concurring them is what makes one a winner. A professional can provide you help and guidance you need at this time to keep your mental health in check. A professional can also provide you with a guidance to cope with loneliness.
Remembers, you are not alone feeling lonely and anxious during the festive season. But you surely can concur this challenge by reaching out to people, taking care of yourself and looking forward to that much needed holiday after the festival is over.