The holiday season is often portrayed in movies and commercials as a time of pure joy and happiness. For many, however, this time of year can lead to an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression, ultimately resulting in the holiday blues. Why is this, and what can be done about it?
Practicing mindfulness involves focusing your attention on the present moment. Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, and scientific studies have found mindfulness-based interventions are useful in the treatment of a number of psychological disorders. Using these techniques can help you to combat negative feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression.