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Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Holidays, Stress

‘Tis the Season To Be Jolly?

With Thanksgiving Day a distant memory, the Christmas season is fully upon us. How can we cope during “the most wonderful time of the year”? The key may be to take the time to do some planning! Read on for a few suggestions! Make a list, check it twice! A bit of time spent planning will bring organization to the holiday season. Make a list of events and tasks to do – either on paper or electronically. Set reminders for yourself on your electronic calendar. Easy does it on the wallet The pressure to find the “perfect gift” for everyone on your list does not have to make you lose sleep. Take the time to plan a budget for shopping; take the list with when shopping – and keep it next to your computer for online shopping. Suggest that family and friends do a grab bag. Consider giving the gift of time, rather than an item you may not be able to afford. Ditch the stress Choose carefully which...

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Posted on Nov 18, 2015 in Anxiety, Counseling, Depression, Family, Holidays, News, Relationships, Stress

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

Holidays can get tiring because of the demands that come with them. What is meant to be a time away from stress and tension may end up involving the same yet again. With a few resolutions and precautions, it is possible to ensure stress-free holidays by keeping all your worries at bay. Understand your people The key to be free from conflicts during happy occasions is not to be over sentimental. Purposely or not, your family members may behave in a way that might hurt you. Being tolerant of such niggling details will let you enjoy the festive time with your loved ones. Learn to let go of expectations and compulsive attitudes and be forgiving instead. Try not to be fussy about people making fun of you, the traditions or celebrations. Learn to laugh with them or to simply counter them with a better joke. Plan ahead of holidays Holidays can mean a lot of work. So, planning is a must. Refer to the calendar and mark the days...

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Posted on Jan 14, 2015 in Anxiety, Depression, Family, Holidays, News, Stress

Tips to Tackle Post-Holiday Blues

It is now the middle of January and the post-holiday reality is setting in. The shopping is over. The gifts are unwrapped. The family meals and reunions are over. The decorations are down or need to be taken down. The much-anticipated holiday season came and went away and now the gloom of a long winter is in the air. The busyness of the last two months is gone. What just happened? Nothing, really. You might just have the post-holiday blues. But not to worry as this is something quite common after the holiday season is over. Many people are affected by the seeming quiet after such a busy couple of months. This post-holiday sadness or gloominess can be tackled with the help of simple tips. Expect it Since the holidays are an annual tradition so are the stress and sadness that come with the season. When you know the drill, be ready for it. The day after the festivities the guests are gone; maybe your kids have gone back...

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Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Anxiety, Depression, Family, Holidays, Stress

Are you Emotionally Prepared for the New Year?

You have made your new resolutions for 2015. You want to eat healthier and strike a work-life balance in the New Year. You also want to lose those pounds you strive to lose every year and set your career goals that you always wanted to do and achieve it. Your list is ready and this time you are determined to adhere to them through to the end of the year and meet all your goals. You are all set. But then like it happens each year, your determination deflates and you are back to where you started as far as your goals for a new you are concerned in the brand new year. So what happened? Is it possible that you are not emotionally prepared for the new goals that you want to meet in the New Year? Isn’t mental preparation enough? If it was easy, you would have been able to stick to your new goals and meet them with ease. Being emotionally-ready for something means you have...

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Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Children, Depression, Family, Holidays, News, Stress

How to Get Over Post-holiday Blues

There is not anything as much fun as the beginning of vacations, which rescue us from the tension and stress at work or at school. After all the fun of holidays, it seems like nose-diving into the abyss to come back to the same old routine. Here are some suggestions which can tackle the post-holiday blues and restore tranquility. Socialize Meet up and share your holiday stories, snapshots and shopping bags with your friends and family. Go out with them for a movie or call them over for lunch. If you like playing games, indulge in some multi-player games, which are fun to play with friends. Recall an old friend and contact him or her. Surprising your old buddies is among the best ways to cheer up and emerge from the pits of despair. Share with them your stories and listen to theirs. Social networking sites can instantly allow you to access and contact your long-lost friends. Enjoy nature Surround your senses with the beauty of the nature. There’s...

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