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Holiday Stress & Depression: Tips for Coping

It’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but weather, additional responsibilities and commitments, and the holidays themselves can wear us down and leave us feeling stressed and/or depressed. It’s important to get help if you have serious feelings of depression, but there are things you can do to alleviate some of these feelings and get through the holiday season.

  1. Acknowledge your feelings.
  2. Reach out.
  3. Be realistic.
  4. Set aside differences.
  5. Stick to a budget.
  6. Plan ahead.
  7. Learn to say no.
  8. Don’t abandon your healthy habits.
  9. Take a breather.
  10. Get professional help if you need it.

These tips were taken from a post by the Mayo Clinic. Read the full post here. And remember, we’re here to help! Give us a call if you need a shoulder.