The Holidays can be a jolly time but for some people it can be stressful and lonely. Today's guest blog is Gina Medvedz of Wellness Transformations. She has some action steps you can take this holiday season to keep depression away.
Depression isn’t the first word that comes to mind when people think of the holidays. Sadly, the holiday season stirs up memories of loved ones who are no longer here, loneliness is exacerbated, and financial stress can cause the cheeriest among us to feel blue. I’m Rev. Gina Medvedz and I spend my days working with spirit guides in order to help my clients heal, find their purpose and move forward. We all know someone who is affected by depression, and I want to let you know what spirit has to say about this epidemic.
You can’t allow your thoughts to dwell on the past. In my years of doing hundreds of akashic readings, spirit is always very stern about this. Even by focusing on our good memories, we are stealing time and attention from the opportunity that we have right now to create new experiences. Your purpose here is to experience, create and love, and none of those things can occur if you are focusing on the past. Here are some action steps you can take this holiday season to keep depression away. Be sure to share them with your friends and family who may be suffering in silence.
Make a list of things you love about the holidays
1. Write as many things as you can. From holiday foods to favorite movies, include friends and family members you love to spend time with, and traditions you enjoy. Intentionally schedule these things into your calendar. I love to drive around looking at Christmas lights. Make sure you spend time doing what you love!
Make a list of things that make you crazy during the holidays
2. You are the director of your life and if you hate sending holiday cards then don’t do it! Can’t stand your Aunt Mable and don’t want to see her this year? Don’t go! Can’t afford expensive gifts and know you shouldn’t charge them? Don’t buy them! If you want to live an authentic life then you must be true to yourself first. If you struggle with saying no, your spirit guides can fix you up in a flash…you need to have a chat with them.
You have the power in every moment to change your mind
3. If you don’t want to be depressed, decide right now to be cheerful. Don’t allow your thoughts to linger on what you don’t like. Focus on what you can do that will bring joy to yourself or someone else. Smile at people. Practice kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude. It is impossible to experience lack when you are grateful for all that you have. You are supported by the Universe and you matter.
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Don’t struggle with depression this holiday season. If you are having problems moving forward, reach out for help. Your spirit guides always know what you need to do!