Year End Reflections It’s Okay to Feel Down Part 1

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It feels like an affront to this time of year to feel down; it seems the whole world is joyful and expects you to be happy and excited, too.

I came across a good article about feeling down and how it’s okay to feel this way.  Along with the recommendations it makes, here are a few of my own:

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~Be honest with yourself that you’re feeling low–don’t sugar coat it or ignore it;
~Get rid of the self-judgment and self-punishment–give yourself permission to be glum;
~Give yourself the space you need feel this way–to understand and process your feelings;
~Be kind and tender with yourself–gently ask yourself why you’re feeling this way (what were the causes) and, even more gently, ask yourself what you might be able to do about it.

The important things are to be honest and gentle with yourself.

Let me know in the comments below how this technique worked out for you.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,
Lauren

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