December 2021 Toolkit: Happy Holidays?

December 2021 Toolkit: Happy Holidays?

Here’s some resources for beating the holiday blues:

-From the National Public Health Information Collective:

  • Remember self-care
  • Avoid or limit alcohol
  • Keep holiday expectations realistic 
  • Take safety precautions
  • Have a plan for stressful moments
  • Have support resources on hand

-For workers & leaders, from Fast Company:

  • Show kindness to yourself and others
  • Keep work flexible during the holidays
  • Focus on what you can control
  • Talk to a mental health expert

-For kids & families, from Child Mind Institute

  • Be open to change
  • Be realistic
  • Prep kids for changes in routine
  • Give yourself a break
  • Be sure to laugh

-From the Mayo Clinic:

  • Acknowledge your feelings.
  • Volunteer your time
  • Be realistic.
  • Set aside differences.