#3: It’s okay not to be okay at Christmas.

Sometimes we all get into this bubble of Christmas happiness and we think everything is great and wonderful and everyone in the world is happy too.

This is not true. Some people hate Christmas. Some people dislike Christmas. Some people have had so much go on in the year or just in this month that they don’t have the time or the headspace to even think about Christmas.

And that is okay.

We are human. If we are depressed our depression isn’t going to stop and say you know what it’s December I’ll leave you alone to be happy. It doesn’t work like that.

If we are coping with the loss of someone – we can’t and shouldn’t have to fake a smile and pretend life is okay just because it’s Christmas.

I’ve been in these situations before in previous years and it’s not easy. But you can and you will get through it.

Some people don’t celebrate Christmas because of their religion or because they just don’t want to.

Some people are alone at this time of year and I beg you if you know someone who spends Christmas alone to try and help them (if they want the help) if you can. Bring them food, sit and have a chat with them, anything at all.

I think it’s just important to be mindful of other people at Christmas and to be supportive to those who maybe need some help at this time of year.

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11 thoughts on “#3: It’s okay not to be okay at Christmas.

  1. So glad someone wrote about this… I’m not a Christmas person. If it wasn’t for my kids I wouldn’t care at all. This year I don’t even have a tree or any decoration. It doesn’t mean anything to me. And I must confess that it’s really hard to get all this Christmas expectation drawn down over my head. You can’t shut it out… But I’m happy to see all the joy it brings to so many ppl;)

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  2. I love this post, I’m having a really hard time at the moment but I recognise that it’s ok for me to not be ok, we can’t control what time of the year things get hard. Great post, really sums it all up. Thank you x
    Ffi | The Essence of Red

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  3. I also agree.
    Christmas is very dramatic and people get overly hyped. I mean, they were playing all those jingle bell songs before it was even Thanksgiving. That boils my blood. Then there’s the anxiety of getting everyone gifts and the money you’re going to be spending. The loss of a loved one, fresh or not. So it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit especially when you’re trying to live up to the expectations.

    Good idea to keep an eye on those close, pay attention and reach out but don’t be pushy… however sometimes a good nudge could just be the thing someone needs to help get them out of that funk.

    Merry almost Christmas everyone..

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