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For many families, the holidays are a festive time. But for those caring for a family member, festive times might be fraught with depression, anxiety, stress and new challenges that many others do not face. Today there more than over 50 million caregivers in our country whose holiday season may fall into this category. Holidays mean so much to so many.
Sometimes they represent the happiness of yesteryear. Other times they may remind us of the fear of tomorrow. We all know that sometimes if you have one foot in yesterday and one foot into tomorrow, then we may be missing the beautiful holiday present that is being given to us this day.
To help us unwrap this present to ourselves, sometimes “social worker family systems” special tips are in order for caregivers this holiday season.
With four busy daughters and only two working parents trying to pull off the logistics, I pride myself on being scheduled. However, maybe it’s time to look at your workout plan to ensure it hasn’t fallen into the, “If it’s Wednesday, it must be weights” trap. A little shake-up in the fitness department can lead to great results and a sunnier perspective.
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