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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!

Tis the season

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 parties and other events you would like to attend. Create a schedule now to help eliminate the need for last minute decisions. Do not forget to schedule some self-care during these next few weeks. Take a walk or do other exercise every day. Perhaps this might be the time to try some meditation or yoga!

Need more help?

The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services can help you through holiday conflicts. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your situation. Schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send us a message.