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.
When the holidays are here that usually means that there will be holiday parties or gatherings where alcohol may be involved. A lot of people like to celebrate the holidays with alcohol. If your staying sober this holiday season, attending these events may be difficult. Erin Bahadur, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has some tips on how to stay sober during the holiday season.
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.