Archive for December, 2007

Seasonal stress

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At this time of year there are sufficient sources of stress to stir up all sorts of emotions. The weather is unpredictable and messy; financial demands are plentiful. Expectations of perfect celebrations and reunions are raised, fueled by incessant media models of what we should do and how we should feel.

An alternative is setting your own expectations. Think of this as an opportunity to identify and maintain boundaries and limits. Balanced with healthy lifestyle choices such as sufficient sleep and high quality food, it may it is possible to keep it all in perspective. Finish the year on your own terms – with principle, compassion and control.