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How To Survive The Holidays

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The holiday season can be a time of great joy for many, but it is also a time that can often bring a lot of stress and sadness for those who have lost the people closest to them. It is very common for the holiday period to bring tension and even lead to people reverting to their childhood patterns, which is why it is important to prepare for the holiday season not just physically but also emotionally. To survive the holidays you can try the following tips.

1. Keep to your routines

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is that during the holiday period they decide to not uphold any of their regular routines. Changing routines can often cause tension and stress which could mean added trouble during the holiday period.

2. Don’t indulge too much

Around the holiday period, it becomes increasingly possible for people to completely overdo it and eat more food and drink than they would have normally. As a result, they will often feel heavier and might even feel guilty for not keeping to their normal healthy patterns. This is why it is better to indulge in moderation instead of stuffing yourself with food and drinks.

3. Don’t be alone, unless by choice

Many people might end up spending the holiday alone. While there is nothing wrong with that if it is how you wish to spend your time, if it is not then there are many ways to find company. From volunteering in soup kitchens to helping in children and elderly homes and facilities to visiting community events, there are so many options that will allow you to have the company you want around the holidays.