Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Get Through the Holidays

http://cf.ltkcdn.net/dying/images/std/70059-313x383-Holidays.jpgMy blogger friend Candy posted some helpful tips for dealing with the holidays last year. It's well-worth revisiting on the link below!

Right now the holidays are probably barrelling towards you like an oncoming train, unstoppable and overwhelming. Please know the anticipation is often worse than the day, but it's important to make a plan and to create for yourself some ways to experience these days.

For some widows, the peace comes in carrying on the traditions. Others find them too fraught with pain. So consider your options and make any modifications you think you'll need.

For example, if someone wants you to come spend the entire day with them, that might be nice. But if their invitation stresses you out, it might be better if beforehand you suggest that you'd like to come for only part of the day. Offer to bring something and to help with the clean-up so you have something to do and to give, rather than just watching like an outsider. Beware of self-pity and guard your heart.

Click here for more tips on Coping With Grief During the Holidays from Reflections from My Porch Swing. Thank you Candy!

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