2015-12-18 / Community

Health Affiliates Maine - Holiday Stress

For many, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can bring heightened feelings of stress, angst, fatigue and negative emotions. Health Affiliates Maine wants you to know that you are not alone. If you find yourself being overwhelmed in preparation for the holidays, keep in mind a few simple tips.

1. Set limits for yourself. It is okay to say "no" if you are feeling overwhelmed.

2. Take time to think about what is most meaningful in your life and incorporate it in your daily routine.

3. Seek support. Go to a place where you can find encouragement.

Finally, make clear decisions ahead of time about how you want to handle this busy time of year. A little advance planning can go a long way.

Based in Auburn, Health Affiliates Maine is a statewide substance abuse and mental health agency providing therapy, case management and psychiatric assessment and treatment services. To learn more visit: www.HealthAffiliatesMaine.com

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