LDSBeWell Bulletin

December 2018

Don't forget that schools will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019 inclusive.

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Managing Seasonal Stress

One of the most common reasons that the holidays become stressful is the expectation placed on families who are sometimes overextended emotionally and financially. The added burden to provide big meals, provide gifts, pay for travel and overextend the budget feels like a heavy weight. They key to having a stress-less holiday is all about preparation and setting boundaries. Need some help? Try some of these tips:

  • Limit social media use
  • Manage your expectations
  • Start and keep a cleaning schedule
  • Create a budget - You can minimize the damage by setting a budget and sticking to it
  • Know Your Limits - Set the priorities that work for you and your family and then stick to them
  • Practice self-care - Self-care is a conscious choice that we have to make on a daily basis not only now, but throughout the year. Take some time and create a deliberate plan of self-care for yourself to make it through the holiday season
  • Show gratitude - A grateful attitude will always yield good fortune!
Looking for fun activities do do this winter? Need help getting your kids to power off their electronics and play? Check out the City of Kingston Holiday & Winter Activity Flyer!

Where to Turn During the Holidays

For many of us, the holidays can have a major impact on our mental health. If you are looking for support for yourself, your child, or a loved-one, there are resources in our community that you can access.

Winter Wellness Tips

  • Keep active
  • Get some fresh air
  • Boost your vitamin C
  • Watch what you eat
  • Rest up
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay social
  • Turn your afternoon coffee into afternoon tea
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