New Philadelphia, Ohio – While a joyous time of year full of celebration and spending time with family and friends, the holiday season can also present a dizzying array of demands, parties, shopping, baking and more. Fortunately, Personal & Family Counseling Services of New Philadelphia has some practical tips that can help you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays:
PFCS Community Treatment Coordinator Brandi Ankrom says when stress is at its peak, it can sometimes be hard to stop and regroup.
“It’s important to do your best to try and prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past,” she says.
Tuscarawas County ADC Coordinator Jodi Salvo says it's also important to show the next generation how to cope with stress in a healthy way.
“Overall, do your best not to let the holidays turn into something you dread,” she says. “Santa isn’t the only one always watching. Our children are watching our every move, and it’s important we lead by example.”