Merry Christmas or whatever
I hope your are having a great holiday season, whichever holidays you celebrate. Often this time of year tends to be stressful as we miss those who are no longer with us and try to do too much in preparation. We often have expectations that get us in trouble because we want to make everything perfect...and it won't be. Other people won't cooperate and be the way you want or do the things you want them to do. Finances may be limited so you cannot do all the things that you want. What should be a time of peace and joy becomes a time of frustration and you may find yourself turning to sugar or alcohol or your addiction of choice for relief.
What can you do? Let go of the expectations. Live in the moment and feel grateful for what you do have instead of thinking about what you don't/can't have. Take good care of yourself with healthy food, plenty of rest and a comfortable amount of activity. I hope that you will be able to find the peace and joy that should come with this time of year. Best wishes.
Janet L Black, RN, FNP,
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