The holidays are meant to be a joyful time, but for many, the high expectations, numerous family commitments, and reflecting on the pain of the last year, can make this time extremely stressful. Managing this stress so that you can find some joy in the season takes work. Here are some tips for how to manage stress during the holiday season:
- Prioritize ahead of time: Try to sit down and decide which holiday activities give you the most joy and offer a positive impact on you and your family. Focus on those activities and decline other commitments during the season so that you do not feel overcommitted. Also, decide ahead of time who you need to buy gifts for and how much you want to spend. Sticking to a budget will help you feel better about the spending.
- Set a schedule: If you set a schedule for what you have to do on the days before the holidays, you can see whether it is reasonable and feasible or if it is simply too much to tackle. When you develop this schedule, remember to factor in time for exercise and other healthy habits.
- Take shortcuts when you can: You may want to make cookies from scratch, make your own holiday cards, and buy a personal gift for everyone on your list, but it is better to manage your expectations and realize that simplifying tasks can save time, energy and reduce stress.
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For some, these strategies work wonders and reduce stress levels during the holiday season so that it can be enjoyed. But for others, despite these attempts, the holidays continue to be painful and difficult. If you struggle with the holidays and think that you might benefit from professional support during the holidays and during other stressful times of the year, you should seek help. The Ketamine Institute of Michigan is focused on helping patients who struggle with depression, bi-polar disorder, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Dr. Julia Aharonov has worked to develop a unique form of therapy called IV Ketamine Therapy that is safe and highly effective.
Ketamine is believed to block NMDA receptors in the central nervous system which interact with amino acid glutamate. The benefits of Ketamine remain in your body long after the drug is eliminated, and scientific studies have shown it to be a successful treatment of severe depression, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, PTSD and other conditions that are difficult to treat. Our IV Ketamine Infusions are completed by Dr. Aharonov at the Ketamine Institute of Michigan in a private medical treatment center. These treatments are not addictive and can begin quickly so that you can find the relief you are looking for, and that you deserve.
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The holidays can highlight the sense of sadness, loneliness and sometimes despair. You do not have to suffer any longer. For more information about IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy, call the Ketamine Institute of Michigan at 855-KETAMINE to see if this treatment might help you.