As if we all weren’t depressed enough over the election, now we have the holidays to contend with–bah! bah! humbug:

Many factors can cause the “holiday blues”: stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, over-commercialization, financial constraints, and the inability to be with one’s family and friends. The demands of shopping, parties, family reunions, and house guests also contribute to feelings of tension. People who do not become depressed may develop other stress responses, such as: headaches, excessive drinking, over-eating, and difficulty sleeping.

Thank god I have these self-righteous tips to help me through it all! Now where’s my phototherapy lamp?

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