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25 Ways to Find Joy and Balance During the Holidays

Feeling down during the holidays can be tough.

Finding the Holiday Spirit: Self-Care continued...

24. If you see a therapist, have extra meetings. To stay grounded, plan ahead and schedule some extra sessions during the holiday season. Or you could ask about the possibility of doing quick phone check-ins.

25. Give yourself a break. “The holidays can make some people dwell on their imperfections, their mistakes, the things they’re not proud of,” Duckworth tells WebMD. But try to cut yourself some slack. “This is not an easy time of year for a lot of people,” Duckworth says. “Be gentle with yourself.”It is the season of kindness and forgiveness, after all. Save some of it for yourself.

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Reviewed on September 28, 2011

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