Avoiding Holiday Anxiety, From Dr. Dale Atkins


First Posted: 12/06/2011 4:01 pm Updated: 10/16/2012 3:51 pm

Do holidays with family make you anxious? Dr Atkins shares her ideas on how to decrease family tensions. She points out that anticipating and expecting things to go badly can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Beware of your own assumptions, and rather than replaying those dreaded tapes in your head, imagine yourself taking control of a negative situation by responding in a very positive way. By doing so, you will trump them and you will not be allowing others to dictate how you feel and react.

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