Holidays are definitely stressful, but there are a few things you can do to help mitigate your holiday stress. While holiday shopping, keep in mind the reason for the season. Don’t get caught up in the commercialization. If you’re feeling blue about losing a loved one, try to surround yourself with others. Try your best to not worry about being perfect or dwell on family problems. Instead, focus on being grateful!
- Excitement, festivities, delicious food, buying gifts, and time with family and friends may be filling your calendar during the coming month.
- The sales may be good for the stores, but the emphasis on consumerism is not so good for our spirits.
- One of my patients went to an Alcoholics Anonymous community celebration in her neighborhood, even though she didn’t have a drinking problem.
“Remember, no family is perfect. No one is perfect. A little family conflict may be unavoidable for some people.”