Schedule fun activities you enjoy during the holidays

For many, the holiday season is not a time of joy. I grew up in a family where holiday activities and celebrations were not overdone. My warmest, most positive memories were of family dinners and getting outside for some fun such as a snow ball fight, ice-skating or ice fishing on a frozen lake. Once I started my own family, we continued less rigid traditions, minimal presents and limited commitments. Schedule fun, stress-free activities that you enjoy during the holidays.

According to WebMD ten triggers for holiday blues include:

  • Family gatherings
  • Over-commercialization
  • Over-committing
  • Financial worries
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Breaking healthy habits
  • Being away from family and friends
  • Shorter days and the lack of sunlight

This year we have had a whole lot of snow in Eastern Washington so it was fun to come over the mountains to enjoy the winter wonderland. I loved getting multiple opportunities to go snowshoeing!

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