Avoid the Holiday Blues with These Tips

We have 17 days and only two weekends left until Christmas.  For many people, the to-do list is long, the time is short, and sometimes complicated family dynamics are at the fore.  Paragon Orthopedic Center cares about you as a whole person, not just your bones.  We have tips today to help you deal with the stress and depression you might feel this holiday season.  Some of the tips are strategies you can use throughout the year for your ongoing mental health!  Here are the 10 tips the Mayo Clinic suggested, and you can click on the link to read more details for each one.

  1. Acknowledge your feelings
  2. Reach out, which could include volunteering to help others.
  3. Be realistic
  4. Set aside differences
  5. Stick to a budget-expensive gifts do not equal happiness.
  6. Plan ahead
  7. Learn to say no
  8. Don’t abandon healthy habits-You know we like to encourage getting some exercise at Paragon!
  9. Take a breather-a brisk walk is an excellent way to clear your head.
  10. Seek professional help if needed
    Anticipate what you can, let go of what you cannot control, and seek joy this season.
    Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping – Mayo Clinic