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Take Control of Your Holidays

The holidays can be both a joyful and stressful time of year. Although the holidays are meant to be a joyous time, it may also bring on stress and depression for some people.

Do not let the holidays become something you dread. Here are a few suggestions that can help minimize the stress and depression that my happen during the holidays.

Plan ahead—Set aside specific days and times for shopping, baking, visiting with friends or family and other activities.

Stick to a budget—Decide how much money you can afford to spend before you shop for food and gifts.

Take a breather—Take some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes by yourself, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do.

Acknowledge your feelings—It is normal to feel sadness and grief if someone close to you has recently died or you can not be with loved ones. It is OK to take time to express these feelings. Do not force yourself to be happy just because it is the holiday season.

Reach out—If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events that can offer support and companionship.

Following these steps may help reduce holiday stress and depression and help you enjoy this time of year more.

The Family Learning Centers wish you and your family a peaceful and joyous holiday. Happy Holidays! 

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