Holidays can be extremely joyful... meaningful rituals, special foods, decorations, witnessing childhood excitement, spending quality time with family and friends. Sometimes, however, they can be stressful, especially if we're caring for a loved one or not feeling well ourselves.
Need help de-stressing? Ask (and truthfully answer) these essential questions:
Try implementing these three key strategies.
Don't forget to think about YOUR Christmas list. Maybe it's time to ask for things that would bring you joy: a day at a spa; a coupon for "free" time away from caregiving responsibilities, a coupon for a night out. You name it! The better you feel, the better you can care for your loved one... and experience the joy of the holidays.
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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched
- they must be felt with the heart."