The beginning of the New Year brings happiness and fills people with motivation. This festival season becomes an occasion for people to enjoy parties, gatherings, and celebrations. But when all the food and drinks are consumed and the festive lights get dimmed some people feel a deep sense of emptiness. It is a case of post-festival depression.
Psychologist Shipra Lamba says "This is a temporary feeling of anxiety, sadness or depression that people develop during the holiday season also known as a holiday or festive blues."
Other people may have post- festive/ holiday sadness. This could be the result of unrealistic expectations, disappointments from loved ones and built-up stress.
Holiday sadness or festive blues often includes the following symptoms:
Lamba explains that this condition can develop because of certain reasons-
Now that we have seen the symptoms of festive blues, here is how you can cope with the feeling of depression or sadness during the festive season-