Beating the Christmas Blues

By: Ken Br
Published: 12/19/2014

Here are ten things you can do to beat the Christmas Blues

Ten Ways to Beat the Christmas Blues

Ten Ways to get Out of the Christmas Blues

This list was inspired by a comment on Facebook where a friend expressed dissatisfaction with a feeling of the Christmas Blues. I am usually upbeat this time of year as I listen to Christmas music in the car and at home. I am involved in the church choir so there is a lot of fellowship with other members. I get to see my family and the act of buying gifts for loved ones is just a wonderful experience.

I know not everyone has my disposition to optimism and joy so this list will hopefully give you a chance to feel some of the joy that I feel this time of year. I just know doing these things will make you feel better because it will take your mind off yourself and allow you to look outward to helping others. In the act of giving you receive.

  • Donate toys to a local Toys for Tots campaign.
  • Write a letter to include in your Christmas Cards detailing all the fun times you had with other people this past year.
  • Go to a local Christmas concert at a community center or church
  • Call someone you have been avoiding and wish them a Merry Christmas
  • Go to an empty church and pray, thanking God for all the blessings you have been given this year.
  • Help out at a soup kitchen or at your local food pantry.
  • Sing Christmas Carols in a choir
  • Walk down a busy street or at the mall and say a hearty Merry Christmas to everyone you walk by.
  • Be a Salvation Army Bell Ringer and greet everyone with a joyful Merry Christmas
  • Help someone else with their Christmas Shopping.

Now go off and enjoy the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Have a great day and God Bless.


Tags: Family,   Music,   church

Categories: Family,   Music,   Church



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