(By Annali Van Zyl) Are you are feeling overworked, stressed out, or just plain tired? Welcome to the silly season blues. This time of year it hits most of us – you struggle through or last work deadlines, your financial strain or you look back at a failed relationship, and you just feel utterly depressed.
Its normal to get down to down from time, but at this stage it should not interfere with your goals, even if your only goal is the get through this year alive!
If you suspect that you currently suffer from symptoms of the silly season Blues – Take immediate action!
Put up your Christmas tree
This may sound a bit early, but it will make you feel like the holidays are closer than they really are, besides – who doesn’t love a decorating a Christmas tree?
Listen to Music
Grab your favorite music album, and play it as loud as you can – on repeat. Music is food for the soul, and can make anyone feel better. Even try some new music, or a little Boney M to go with that Christmas tree you put up!
All. Day. Long. Even if you aren’t going on holiday, dream about the one that you WILL one day go on, where you want to go and what you’re going to do, It might not be realistic, but will keep your minds off other stuff. Positive thoughts is the start to living a happier life.
Until your stomach hurts, and then some. Rent a funny Movie, watch some Trevor Noah, or reminiscent about the past, anything that will make you deliriously happy – if only for that moment , laughter is after all the best medicine.
See a friend
Nothing can make a woman feel better than a good time with a good friend. Meet up for a coffee (or a glass of wine) and talk your heart out. After all, that’s what friends are for – to laugh with you, or cry with you – either way, they will be there to support you.