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Do You Have The Winter Blues?

Dec 01, 2017

Do You Have The Winter Blues?

The holidays are a great time to be thankful for everything including family and friends; however, stress levels during the holiday season tend to spike. There are many things you can do to manage the stress in order to have a healthy and happy holiday season:

Remember to enjoy the holiday season and be mindful of how much stress you are under.. If you are concerned about your stress level, consult a professional. Have a healthy and happy holiday season!

Are you concerned you may be stressed?

Ask yourself the following questions…

1.       Am I feeling tired or run down most of the time?

2.       Am I having difficulty remembering things?

3.       Am I eating more or less to cope with my feelings?

4.       Am I feeling more irritable or moody?

5.       Do I have new aches or pains?

6.       Am I isolating myself from others?

7.       Am I procrastinating or putting off important tasks?

8.       Do I feel overwhelmed?

9.       Do I have a general sense of sadness or unhappiness?

10.   Am I having anxious or racing thoughts?

If you answered yes to more than 4 of the questions, you are likely experiencing increased stress levels. Please consult a professional, such as your family health care provider or a counselor. Another great local resource is the Helpline Center, which serves thousands of people every year by connecting individuals and families to resources and support. Simply call 2-1-1.