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Managing the Holiday Blues: Be Realistic

As much as you look forward to the joy of the holiday season, this time of year can become overwhelming with feelings of pressure, disappointment or unhappiness.  Below is another coping mechanism that will help you survive the holiday blues.

Be realistic.

You cannot feel happy, grateful and joyful throughout every moment of the holiday season. It is not natural. What is natural is the ebb and flow of feelings from one moment to the next. Do not be paralyzed by those inevitable moments of sadness, fatigue or anxiety or let them throw you off course. Just take these feelings along with you for the ride like you are carrying a bag of groceries, and remember, you have a choice to put down the bag!


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