December is here and while some people are anticipating a month of fun and happiness, others are dreading a month of too many activities and too many expectations. Often they may turn to food or drink for comfort when the demands of December leave them feeling down.
There are a couple of important things to avoid if you've got the blues. The first is alcohol. Although when initially consumed, alcohol can produce euphoria and cause you to be less inhibited and more animated, in fact, alcohol is a depressant of the central nervous system. With continued drinking, the depressant effect predominates as alcohol crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Avoiding baked goods can also help you avoid the blues. This is particularly important during the holiday season when we are absolutely surrounded by baked treats. High-fat and high sugar carbs are sitting out at the office, served at every social function and on the table throughout the holidays. Like alcohol, the sweet treats give a temporary lift and good feelings. But often the excess sweet, fat food intake results in feeling heavy, drowsy and depressed.
If you consume more alcohol and baked goods during the holiday, these can certainly add to those holiday blues. If you need a tool to avoid those depression triggers, hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool. Control your eating and drinking. Avoid the holiday blues, feel good and BE WELL through the holidays.