Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts December 2001
The bluest season
For many people, the holiday blues will be at their bluest this
year. On top of the season’s traditional stress, recent events have
shaken our sense of security and calm.
Following are some ways to cope, gleaned from the National
Mental Health Association (www.nmha.org) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Be realistic about what you can accomplish.
Make a list of what really needs to be done, and decide what gets
Accept that you might not feel happy during the
holidays. Instead of denying your emotions, talk to a friend or
counselor about what you are experiencing.
Lay off the eggnog. Remember: Alcohol is a
Volunteer. Doing something for others will
renew the spirit of giving.
Don’t be bound by traditions. If the usual plan
seems inappropriate this year, try something new.
Indulge yourself. Go to a movie or get a
massage. The best gift might be the one you give yourself.
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