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  • Writer's pictureLisa Friedman, LCSW INC

How to Thrive, Not Just Survive: Mastering Holiday Season Coping Strategies

The holiday season can be a joyful time, but it can also be filled with stress and anxiety. To make the most of this festive time, consider these tips and tricks:

1. Plan Ahead: Create a holiday schedule to manage your time effectively. This will help you avoid last-minute stress.

2. Set Realistic Expectations: Not every holiday needs to be perfect. Embrace imperfections and focus on the joy of being with loved ones.

3. Budget Wisely: Overspending can lead to financial stress. Create a budget and stick to it to avoid post-holiday debt.

4. Self-Care: Take time for yourself. Whether it’s a bubble bath, a good book, or a walk in nature, self-care is essential during this hectic season.

5. Reach Out: If you’re feeling lonely or overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to seek support from friends, family, or a mental health professional.

6. Embrace Traditions: Cherish old traditions and create new ones to build beautiful memories.

7. Give Back: Volunteer or donate to those in need. Helping others can bring joy and perspective.

Remember, the holidays are about spending quality time with loved ones and practicing gratitude. By following these tips, you can navigate the holiday season with more peace and happiness.

If you or someone you care about is needing supporting during the holidays call Lisa Friedman, LCSW & Associates at 954-741-1099

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