Tips for Surviving the Holidays During Difficult Times


Are you struggling through this holiday season? Have situations such as job loss, marital breakup, illness or death in the family robbed you of your ability to celebrate? Or is there another reason?

Following is an #AcknowledgeAssessAssist list of things you can do to help you cope and hopefully make the holidays brighter:

Tip #1 Assist yourself and get out amidst nature. Take walks in a nature setting.

Tip #2 Practice gratitude for the blessings you have. A few examples are your eyesight, hearing, ability to walk, Assess it for yourself.

Tip #3 Pace yourself and acknowledge what makes you or does not make you comfortable. Try to stay within your comfort zone as much as is possible during the holidays and not overextend yourself.

Tip#4 Make time to meditate, rest and/or have calm moments - being kind, compassionate and patient with yourself.

Tip #5 Surround yourself with supportive people.

Tip #6 Watch your favourite holiday movies or other kind of movies.

Tip #7 Take in the sunrises and/or sunsets.

Tip #8 Acknowledge that you are not alone. Be kind and compassionate. Assess and Assist someone else who is struggling.

You may have your own suggestions to add to this #AcknowledgeAssessAssist list of coping tips to make the holidays brighter through difficult times. Hope it is helpful!

Best wishes and may you have a restful and calm holiday.....

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