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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 Nov 9, 2015 in Depression, Grief, Holidays, News, Stress

Help for the Holidays

Now that it is over a week into November, the holidays are quickly approaching. With a little planning, and maybe a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, you can not only get through but also enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. Helpful Articles Agor Behavioral Health Services has several articles for this time of year that many have found helpful. They include: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly: Surviving the Holidays with Family – How can you hope to get through the season in one piece – and dare you say – happy? It all comes down to a few smart tricks to managing your family and friends. Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress Triggers – With major celebrations are just round the corner, use the handy tips in this article to avoid holiday stress triggers and have some fun this year. Are You Emotionally Prepared for the Holidays? – Are you a bundle of nerves and can’t wait for the holiday season to be done? Learn how to be emotionally ready for the...

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