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It’s hard to believe that the end of 2013 is here. The holiday season is now upon us; although this is the most festive and happy time of year, it can also feel stressful and overwhelming. So today I want to talk to you about chasing away the holiday blues.
Not everyone is feeling very merry during this time of year-and for good reason! It’s cold outside, days are shorter, and the to-do list is a lot longer. On top of that, there is the endless shopping, the crowded stores, and the financial pressures that come along with the holiday season. Some of us struggle through painful emotions like grief, loneliness, and sadness. We battle through the remembrance of unhappy childhood memories. Undoubtedly, there are many problematic and troublesome family dynamics that only get highlighted during this time of the year.
If any of these things resonate with you, I want to encourage you to switch things up a bit this year. Start with a bit of reflection on what is really causing the additional stress in your life.
Are you overextending yourself?
If so, plan to spend your time and money more realistically. Create a budget, and make it your goal to stick to it. As far as your to-do list, I encourage you to make an effort to start things a little earlier so that you will have time to get things done with ease.
Are you taking good care of yourself?
This time of year, it’s so important to focus on taking good care of yourself and to use the supports that are around you. If you need help, if you’re struggling to get through the holidays, I hope you will let The Stone Foundation be of support to you. We are committed to seeing that people live happy, healthy, well-adjusted lives. That applies all year long, but is especially true in December. So if there is something we can do to serve you, give us a call.
As always, take good care of yourself. End this year on a positive note by focusing just a bit more on you. Have a great December and we’ll see you in 2014.