For many people, the holiday season is hard. It’s a time that can so easily bring up past family issues, feelings of loneliness, and sadness. And those feelings, if you’re a recovering addict, can bring up cravings to use and even relapse. Yet, whether you’re in recovery or not, there are ways to keep your mood light and not let the past or your feelings get the best of you.
The holidays are supposed to be a time to spend with family and friends. However, the holidays always seem to bring on a load of stress as well. This may just have to do with the amount of stuff you need to do. The stress of your income and how much you can spend on others can be stressful, hosting a holiday party could bring on stress, and the excess traffic and the shopping crowds could bring on stress as well. Here are some tips on how to stay stress free during the holidays.
The holidays are supposed to be time when family and friends get together and spend time with one another and celebrate. However, the holiday season comes with a lot of stress. There is a lot of expectation when the holiday season rolls around. We are also always in a hurry to move on to the next holiday. The minute Halloween is over we can usually expect to see Christmas decorations the next day. Peg Streep, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, has some tips to help lower your holiday stress: