Stress Free for the Holidays…….

What a concept!!!! Your holiday experience doesn’t have to be havoc and stress as the photo on the right suggests. Is it possible to actually relax and enjoy the holidays without a meltdown. How do you do this? The definitive answer, it depends. If you try to make the make the holidays perfect, then it is quite unlikely that your holidays will be stress free. However, it you go about it with the notion that “the rituals for the holidays can be joyful,” then you have a chance. Create positive rituals that are fun, memorable and lasting memories. Either invent fun rituals and experiences, recreate some of your best holiday childhood memories or investigate with friends and family their ideas that will help you make this holiday season fun and a positive lasting memory.
Be true to yourself and keep expectations realistic. Rest, keep alcohol to a minimum, be realistic, say “no” to commitments that overload you, be kind to yourself. In addition, be sure to communicate with friends and loved ones during this holiday season. Reach out and help others for love and support to give you a deeper sense of purpose and meaning for this season. 

Let this be your new motto:

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.