Happy Holidays from the Tree House Recovery Staff to you! This is a wonderful time of year to reflect, rest, and rejuvenate before the start of a brand new year. Unfortunately, the holiday season can be stressful for us and cause us to enter the new year exhausted rather than refreshed.
Winter asks us to slow down and shed our old layers in order to make room for new growth in the spring. During the holiday season, we can take a hint from the winter season and follow suit. Rather than allow ourselves to become over-hyped, anxious, and stressed, or even dip too low into the low season of winter and become depressed, we can take action to regulate our emotions and proactively make way for the new year.
Navigating the holidays is more than navigating family dynamics and gift-giving. Every day of the holiday season we are faced with the same stressors and challenges we are any other day of the year, but we have the added bonus of holiday stress on top. Though the holidays are meant to be cheerful, they can be stressful, if we allow them to be.
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