No matter what is causing our "winter blues," it is important to stay on our own side and have faith that these moods can and will pass. To fight these battles, we must believe in our own resilience, in our ability to tolerate pain and to overcome the inevitable hurdles life brings.
While this is traditionally called "the most wonderful time of the year," it is also traditionally the most stressful time of year -- at least for many (if not most) of us. Here's a little something to relieve some of that stress and hopefully put a little more jolly in your holiday.
Can you believe it's already halfway through December? Do you have a million lists floating around your head and nagging thoughts that there's simply not enough time to do it all? Here are some ideas to help busy moms thrive during the holidays.
This time of the year I get a barrage of patients who feel terribly stressed due to the holidays. I tell my patients they have a choice: participate in the frenzy of the season, or reduce stress by changing their view and celebrating in a way that is unique to them and truly theirs.
Have you thought of what you need to do to get through the holidays? No, I'm not talking about gift lists. I am talking about you. Have you thought about what you need so you don't go crazy at some point before the New Year?