Miniature winter trees with small, porcelain houses set on a white table.

The holiday season is here! While often bringing joy, friendship, and the renewal of celebratory traditions, the winter holidays can also bring some additional stress. When stress is at its peak, it can be hard to stop, regroup, and find joy in the celebrations around us. Sometimes the holidays serve as reminders of a difficult time or bring about feelings of loss of control. In an effort to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, it is important to set-aside time to engage in some self-care practices. Self-care is an important practice for any time of year, but especially during the holidays in which emotions are heightened. The great thing about self-care is that it can be tailored to each individual to be the most effective. For some, taking a walk is what works, for others it’s crafting in the evening with a hot cup of tea.

Click here some self-care tips from Island Psychiatry & Behavioral Health that can help empower you and help you know that if you are experiencing stress during this time, you are not alone.

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Published on December 7, 2022