Tis the Season to be Jolly?  The holiday season often brings unwanted emotional stress, grief and depression.  Often the demands of shopping, parties, baking, cleaning and entertaining guests and  family can be overwhelming.  Especially for individuals suffering with a chronic medical condition or an illness.  Minimizing stress that accompanies the holidays can make the season more jolly. Although not an easy task,  set a  realistic budget for shopping.  Then try to stick to it.  Remember, you can never buy another person’s happiness.  Homemade gifts made from the heart can also go a long way.  Have a back-up plan if a dish does not come out as intended.  

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Remember, spending time with family & friends is most important.  Donate to a charity in memory of a loved one who has made a difference in your life.  Or, volunteer some time at a local non-profit that is making a difference in your community.  Other tips to help manage stress  include: learn to say no, get plenty of rest, and try not to overindulge at gatherings.  January is a good month for scheduling a Wellness Exam with your Primary Care Provider too.  For more tips, go to tovacares.blogspot.com.

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