How to Beat Holiday Stress. Everyone join in and contribute your thoughts, practices and how you will make 2008 a peaceful Holiday Season.
When you have depression you need to really take care of yourself and ask your family and partner to stand by you for support.
Preparing feasts, attending parties and shopping obsessively can place even the most even-keeled under pressure.
Later this month, many will begin preparing holiday feasts, attending parties and shopping obsessively for the perfect presents, all while counting blessings and enjoying the company of family and friends.
Millions will also spend it focused on reducing stress instead of spreading cheer.
From long lines to even longer lists, there are numerous opportunities to become mired in holiday strain, but experts say it can be overcome by tailoring festivities to your liking, as opposed to mimicking the grandiose displays reflected .
It's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm of the holidays. However, if you don't take time for yourself, you'll quickly get burnt out and stressed out. Give yourself the gift of "alone" time. Fifteen minutes of solitude, without any distractions, may refresh you enough to handle the tasks at hand. Take a walk, listen to calming music, or meditate, or as I do, come here and post your feelings and thoughts as this is your private spot.
I have given up guilt and found I feel oh so much better during the holidays. Bakers Square makes good pies and so it goes. I cooked the huge meal every Christmas for 32 years and then I decided it is my family I was to spend time with not who makes the best green bean
Share with us ways to remain in the moment during the holidays.
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