Surviving the Holidays: Take a Time Out

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If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad without knowing it.

We all seem to think that the holiday season should be non-stop dinners, events, parties, shopping sprees, and decorating jags. And those activities can certainly be a lot of fun for everyone who participates. But we still need some downtime. We need to get enough sleep, to exercise, to eat healthy foods (while still enjoying the cookies and pies), and to generally take good physical and emotional care of ourselves. Reading, meditation, support groups, yoga, going to the movies, watching fun TV shows, and just plain napping are highly recommended during the holiday season. When we do this, we recharge our batteries, and we are therefore more likely to stay sober and to enjoy the holiday season.

Just for Today
Forget about the holidays and relax for at least an hour.