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Tips for managing your mental health during the holidays

November 19, 2019

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year spent with loved ones. But for some, this time of year can also present stress, anxiety or depression. There are many factors that can bring on these unwelcome feelings. Sometimes, people can become overwhelmed by a large gathering or develop anxiety about traveling. Not to mention, some start to feel the financial burden of gift giving and other holiday costs. 

During this busy season, it can be easy to forget the importance of self care. This year, choose to utilize the following tips/information to make your holiday season the most enjoyable one yet. 

Don't push therapy to the side. We know it's a busy time of year, but put your health first by keeping your scheduled sessions. This time with your therapist will allow you to address and overcome the worries and obstacles you are facing. 

Set realistic goals. There is so much to be done during the holidays, but you cannot be in a million places at once. Instead, prioritize your top experiences this year. 

Down time is your friend. It's ok to give yourself a break during the holidays. Yes, even during a holiday, it's important to spend some time relaxing away from others. Do what makes you feel most comfortable. Oh, and make sure you're getting enough sleep. 

Be mindful. Ahh, mindfulness. This is really the granddaddy tip of them all! This holiday season, be open and aware of what is happening in the moment. Don't fret over the future or the past. Live in the present. Allow yourself a range of emotions and be open and accepting.

We can assure you that these strategies will certainly help to reduce stress and bring a calmness to your holiday season. 

If you or a loved one needs to schedule a therapy session, please contact us at 308-210-8487 or email 

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