Written by Robert J. Matthews
December has been very difficult for you to keep positive, especially considering it's the holidays.
You feel like you should be happy this time of year, which makes your bad mood worse.
Everything seems to be going wrong, making it hard to stay positive.
You feel like fresh difficulties arise daily. It's important not to get your hopes up only to have them dashed since life has been a roller coaster.
You're normally the most optimistic person in the room, but you've been struggling.
You don't know how to handle these overwhelming feelings because you're not used to them.
You've been doubting yourself and having trouble staying cheerful. It's hard to be positive when you believe you'll ruin everything nice in your life.
So stop being so hard on yourself. You're not as bad as you think. It's not your fault that you're having a terrible time.