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Finding Joy in the Holidays

Finding Joy in the Holidays

Posted - Nov. 20, 2010 at 5:03 p.m.



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From an "Associated Content" article.

Top 25 things to help avoid burnout during the holiday season:

Emotions:
1. Keep your expectations modest.
2. Do something different this year.
3. Lean on your support system.
4. Don't assume to worst.
5. Forget the unimportant stuff.
6. Volunteer.

Family:
7. Head off problems.
8. Ask for help - but be specific.
9. Don't worry about things beyond your control.
10. Make new family traditions.
11. Find positive ways to remember loved ones.

Parties:
12. Don't overbook.
13. Don't stay longer than you want.
14. Have a partner for the party.
15. Forget about the perfect gift.
16. Shop online.
17. Stick to a budget.

Self-care:
18. Stay on schedule.
19. Exercise.
20. Eat sensibly.
21. Don't rely on holiday spirits.
22. Try a sun lamp.
23. If you take medication, don't miss doses.
24. If you see a therapist, have extra meetings.
25. Give yourself a break.

It is a season of kindness and forgiveness, after all. Save some of it for yourself.

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