Hiding from the Holidays

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Hiding from the Holidays
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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 1:00pm

This time of year many of us would like to just hide away until the holidays are over.



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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 5:46am

HI Promise: I appreciate the "don't do what you can't cope with."

I feel like I am disappointing my step kids.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 12:05pm

~HUG~ Josie.



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 5:20am

Thanks Promise.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sun, 12-18-2011 - 12:13pm

You made the right choice for you sweetie so don't let anyone send you on a guilt trip.

I don't sleep good either,

Love

Promise



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 5:02am

I got some sleep, so grateful for that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 1:21am

Hey Josie,

I sure do.

I think we should listen to what our bodies are telling us.



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Fri, 12-23-2011 - 5:51am

Hi Promise.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Sun, 12-25-2011 - 4:40pm

Hey Josie,

rambling is actually a good way of releasing thoughts and emotions. It doesn't matter if they seem all of a jumble to you, getting them out is what matters.

I am sitting here doing much the same.



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Mon, 12-26-2011 - 5:58am

Hi Promise.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2010
Wed, 12-28-2011 - 9:42am

I am glad that we got thru Christmas in our varying ways--you almost feel like you endured or survived that holiday more than anything else.

I took the opposite approach and threw myself into shopping , baking , decorationg and such. I thought that if I re-created the Christmas settings of the past with the food and decor, some of the happiness would return. I kept busy, which everyone recommends and went to cookie exchanges, family parties and gift exchanges. And by Christmas night I was tired, burnt out and pissed off at everyone icluding myself. Even now days later the depression is so heavy hanging over me. I really feel like going to bed until spring--time is just dragging.

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