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Q: “What are some tips for relieving holiday stress?”

Written on: December 16th, 2012 in Blog PostsQ & A's

Q:  “Do you know of any books or resources to deal with holiday stress?  Especially for those family gatherings?”

Holidays can be wonderful times but can sometimes challenge the calmest of us with heightened emotions due to anticipation, extra work, holiday preparations, and family events.  To ease some tension and anxiety, experts advise a variety of methods for our consideration.

“Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”
– Douglas Pagels

Sixteen smile-bringing quotes are offered as quick tension relievers from the Huffington Post.

  1. Don’t do the same old thing.
  2. Don’t expect miracles.
  3. Don’t overdo it.
  4. Don’t worry about the way things should be.

The Delaware Library Catalog also has a variety of books and resources for relieving stress.  These range from meditation techniques to exercise routines, and all provide ideas for how to improve our lifestyles.  The New Year is often a good time to take on a healthy resolution – you may be on your way to a stress-free holiday at this time next year!

We hope this gives you some immediately effective techniques and ideas to reduce any holiday tension you may have.  Please feel free to contact us again if you have other questions; we truly appreciate it!   You can ask us in person, on the telephone, by email, and live on our 24/7 chat service.  We love hearing from our Delaware patrons and students!

Happy Holidays to all from your Delaware Libraries!


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