Ten Tips for Coping with the Holidays from Trustbridge
- Acknowledge your feelings – Give yourself permission to express your feelings (ex. it’s okay to cry)
- Seek support – Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others may be the best way to get through them
- Be realistic – Traditions may change over time; be flexible and open to creating new traditions
- Set differences aside – Be understanding and have compassion and empathy for each other; you’re not alone
- Stick to a budget – Create spending limits to avoid overspending and stick to the budget; get creative (ex. explore handmade gifts or making donations to charity)
- Plan ahead – Set aside specific days or times for holiday- centered activities; allow extra time for travel delays
- Learn to say “No” – Avoid feeling resentful and overwhelmed by only saying “yes” only to what you can do
- Don’t abandon healthy habits – Make room for healthy snacks and schedule time for exercise and proper amounts of sleep Never drink and drive!
- Take a breather – Dedicate 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to have peace and quiet; do whatever makes you HAPPY!
- Seek professional help – If sadness, anxiety, or loneliness persist, you may need to seek professional help and talk to your doctor
Allegiance Home Health and Trustbridge Hospice are always here for you.
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