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What You Can Do to Beat the Holiday Blues?

We all look forward to any upcoming holiday and enjoy with our family and friends. It very natural to be sad at the end of holiday, as no one wants to end the happy times, he is having. Some can easily adjust back in the routine life, while others face a serious depression or holiday blues. Here are some easy to do tips, which can help you to beat the holiday blues.

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Have a routine

The first thing is to have a routine quickly. If you will be a bit lazy the depression will get you. So, as soon as you get back to work, make a routine for yourself and stick to that.

Do exercise

Sometime hormones are released in our body and we feel depressed. Exercise is really helpful in this situation. When you do exercise, it balances any imbalanced hormones and protects your physical and mental health. So, when you are back from holiday, do at least 20 minutes exercise daily.

Have company

When the holiday is over, don’t isolate yourself. You can have a business meeting in the evening or you can meet your friends for a drink. Say hello to your neighbor on coffee table. You can search for your options around you. The important thing is to have a company.

Have a hobby

Hobbies are very important, particularly in this situation. You can do gardening, cycling, painting or anything which you like, and which keeps you busy for some time. Watching movie with friends or cooking a new dish can also be your options.

A volunteer work

If you have free time, you can opt for any kind of volunteer work. You can go to a nearby hospital or old home and help the people.

These are just the few remedies, which can help you to stay positive. You have to keep yourself busy and plan the next holiday.

The eventual passing of a loved one

Kuya Carding (partly hidden), Tita, and my cousin Cez (deceased)

Another family member has passed on. He’s the father of my cousin who died of cancer in December of 2015. The old man was like a second father to me and my sister. We spent a good part of our growing up years with him and Tita as our guardians. Kuya Carding as we fondly call him died of liver cancer. He was operated on early this year to remove his gall bladder. His family learned about his illness only recently when he complained of gas pain and feeling of bloatedness. He was later on diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. After a brief hospital stay, the attending physician disclosed that they can no longer treat Kuya Carding. He was sent home. I arrived at their house on Wednesday and he was already in bad shape. My cousin said he may only have a few hours to live. He was right. Kuya Carding breathed his last just a couple of hours after I got there. You know what is heartbreaking in this story? It’s the fact that my Tita will have to deal with another loss in her family. She herself is not in great shape and I worry about her health while she deals with the latest blow in her life…