As we gear up for the holiday season, it's important to remember that this time of year can also be stressful and emotionally taxing. That's why, in honor of Giving Tuesday, we want to share with you 5 tips for coping during the holidays.
1. Practice self-care.
Make sure to take care of yourself physically and emotionally during this time. This could mean taking a relaxing bath, going for a walk outside, or talking to a friend, or your therapist.
2. Set boundaries.
It's okay to say no to certain events or traditions if they are causing you stress or anxiety. Remember, this time of year should be enjoyable, not overwhelming.
3. Give back.
One of the best ways to cope during the holidays is to give back to others. Volunteer at a local shelter or donate to a charity that is close to your heart.
4. Stay organized.
Keep track of your schedule and to-do lists to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Prioritize the most important tasks and break them down into manageable steps.
5. Connect with loved ones.
Spending time with family and friends can be a great source of joy during the holidays. Make an effort to connect with those you care about, whether it's through a phone call, video chat, or in-person visit.
Remember, it's okay to ask for help if you need it. The holidays can be tough, but with these tips, you can cope and hopefully find some moments of joy and peace.
Wishing you a fulfilling Giving Tuesday!
Banyan Tree Counseling & Wellness
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