Christmas Depression

Hey all. It’s Christmas Day here in Australia.

For anyone who is battling sadness, loneliness or depression this Christmas then that is shit. I am sorry. All I can say is do something that you like, doesn’t have to be something big or crazy or life changing. Just think of something that you like that you can do. When I’m down and there’s nobody around to talk to I spritz some fragrance, light a candle, make a coffee, eat a biscuit or chocolate or read a book. Any of these are guaranteed to change my downward spiral trajectory enough to realise it’s depression and it will go, like rain. It also reminds me that like rain I can’t make it go away but just have to wait it out.

Rain water dripping over a windowPhoto Stolen Horia Varlan Flickr

Another good thing to do is go to the fragrance boards on FaceBook, there are plenty of options. FACEBOOK FRAGRANCE FRIENDS, Peace ☮ Love ❤ Perfume, MyMickers Fragrance Community, International Fragrance Split Association or Aussie Fragrance Network are the crews that I belong to but they are only the tip of the iceberg. They are running 24/7 and no matter what time you are at there is bound to be someone else from somewhere else around who might chat with you, even reading the madness that goes on can be fun. Comment on a post with respect and about fragrance and pretty soon you’ll have a new frag family from the WORLD!

Even the bleakest Christmas can be lightened by watching the Dolce & Gabbana Christmas video below. The singing is atrocious but the sentiment good.

Still I wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, we love you and are grateful that you drop in to see us.
Portia xx

Dolce&Gabbana Beauty Christmas Greetings

36 comments on “Christmas Depression

  1. Eliza D says:

    Well, here I am on the other side of the world waiting for Christmas Day to begin. This year I am sending big hugs to all my new friends, and especially to you, Portia! I wish for you nothing but peace and love and fabulous fumes this day and always!

  2. Kesbah says:

    Dearest Portia,

    Tears sting my eyes as I write, for your message is such a thoughtful one, and could only spring from a tender and beautiful heart.

    Mine is a very happy Christmas, but not all have been so, and I’m sure there will be many who will read your words today, and find much comfort in them.

    May all your Christmases be joyous Portia!


    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Kes.
      This year has been totally fun. Cool, relaxed and filled with great food and company.
      Wishing the same for you.
      Portia xx

  3. shylotus says:

    Portia, thank you for a lovely message.
    Merry Christmas! xo

  4. Jordan River says:

    @ Eliza D – fabulous ‘fumes right back at ya!
    Portia, a tender and beautify heart! I will second that motion / emotion from Kesbah.
    Jordan River recently posted…What Would You Bring to Baby Jesus?My Profile

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya jordan,
      You have made me smile since we met all those years ago. Thanks for being my buddy.
      Merry Christmas.
      Portia xx

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  6. FeralJasmine says:

    Ah, Portia, there is nobody like you. What a splendid and life-affirming approach. All the best to you this season, and every season!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks FeralJasmine,
      How lucky we are, all of us. We just have to remember to see the good, even though it’s often outweighed by crud.
      I hope you enjoy your season and beyond also.
      Portia xx

  7. Maya says:

    Beautiful writing Portia! Thank you. You have a good and loving heart and the gift of laughter. Wonderful!

  8. Azar says:

    Merry Christmas Portia!

    Thanks you and Jin so much for the Christmas Shoe! It really brightened up our day and smells so good too! Thanks you for making all of our lives merry and bright!

    Azar and the Crew xx and x

  9. Melita says:

    Thanks Portia for taking the time to write this. A timely and thoughtful post at a sensitive time if year. Depression really is like rain, you do have to wait it out, and it will pass. So true. Love to you and Jin today!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Heya Melita,
      Well we got the rain here in Sydney but so far the rest is held at bay.
      Thanks for being a great soul and part of the APJ family.
      Portia xx

  10. Camilla says:

    No depression for me this year. With new bottles of frgrance and skin products I am truely gratefull for my sense of smell. Deep red by Boss, L’Occitane goodies etc. Merry Christmas.

  11. Damir says:

    Very Merry Christmas, APJ family!

  12. Megan says:

    Lovely, kind words for Christmas – at some point we all need cheering up in our lives. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog these past couple of months and have a wonderful break.

  13. Katrina says:

    Very thoughtful Portia.

  14. Tora says:

    This is a very sweet message, Portia. May your Holiday be filled with all good things, loving friends, delicious food, and of course lovely fragrance.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hiya Tora,
      Yes, all those things have been checked off the list. It is already a super great Christmas.
      This morning cleaning up the mess because tonight we do it all again with our nearest and dearest BUDDIES!!
      I hope yours is as pleasant and fun too.
      Portia xx

  15. Kandice says:

    Oh Portia. What a kind and thoughtful post! It’s so nice of you to send good wishes to those who may just be struggling to get through the day. Not everyone has a merry Christmas. I’m sure your compassion helped many get through a difficult time. Here’s hoping that your Christmas was special and that your new year is blessed. And here’s hoping that’s true for everyone visiting your blog today or any other day.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      You are right. Christmas can be hell for some.
      I am blessed this year with so many good things: friends, work, food, health, enough money and a sense of humour. 2013 has been a VERY good year.
      Wishing you a year as filled with good and light as possible.
      Portia xx

  16. Martha says:

    Merry Christmas, Portia! Usually we meet up on Perfume Posse, but I wanted to wish Happy Holidays to you and all the other Junkies.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Martha,
      welcome across and what an auspicious day to make the jump. I am so glad you have and hope to see a lot more of you around here.
      Happy Christmas to you and your crew.
      Portia xx

  17. Martha says:

    Oh yeah, and here is a recommendation for a lovely website called Today it features a few heartfelt, short videos about the nature of love and being human.

  18. Neil Chapman says:

    I think this post is great. I hope people get comfort from it.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Neil,
      Comfort and a small thought change can often turn around the darkness and slow the downward spiral.
      Portia xx

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