Throughout history, we have seen many ways in which various cultures express grief. Some through a set number of days in which family members and/or friends wear black, having funeral processions with wailing and villages involved in walking the casket from the point of celebration to where a community member is laid to rest. But as the years passed on some societal norms became irrelevant and outdated, where nowadays it seems that people have a kerfuffle when trying to help console someone who has experienced loss or how to address grief. For yourself or for others. We as a society have forgotten how to mourn, how to help others express their grief, and how to show support towards a family or community who have experienced loss.
In a vicious cycle, it seems that after the hustle and bustle of HallowThanksChristmasNew Years there is a drop in “busy” cheer and a rise in New Year fears and tears.
Whether it was the fact that the Holidays forced us to push our feelings aside in the effort to keep family members happy, cabin fever, or just the fact we’re missing out on some natural vitamin D, seasonal depression seems to take a toll on everybody in January.
With that in mind, we want to offer some thoughtful, intentional ways to help you (and us) combat those winter blues.
Fall got you in your feels? Us too. Seasonal Depression is on the rise as we come to shorter days, and longer periods of darkness. So what can we do to help friends or family members who are having a hard time right now?
This blog article discusses the trending phrase Sunday Scaries, which is a phrase that people use to describe the anxiety they feel preparing for the weekend to come to an end and the work week about to begin. Many employees feel stressed and don't want to work on Monday's but one of the things Brightbox does is help alleviate the stress and anxiety with employees through gift boxes.
From us to you, we want you to know someone is always in your corner when it comes to fighting those invisible battles. So take a minute to read, share, and help spread joy to others. Everyone should know they're not alone out on the battlefield.