Holiday Stress & Depression: Tips for Coping

319693504_bd75a21dfa_mIt’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but weather, additional responsibilities and commitments, and the holidays themselves can wear us down and leave us feeling stressed and/or depressed. It’s important to get help if you have serious feelings of depression, but there are things you can do to alleviate some of these feelings and get through the holiday season.

  1. Acknowledge your feelings.
  2. Reach out.
  3. Be realistic.
  4. Set aside differences.
  5. Stick to a budget.
  6. Plan ahead.
  7. Learn to say no.
  8. Don’t abandon your healthy habits.
  9. Take a breather.
  10. Get professional help if you need it.

These tips were taken from a post by the Mayo Clinic. Read the full post here. And remember, we’re here to help! Give us a call if you need a shoulder.

Stress Elf image used under Creative Commons from Flickr user Dylan Tweney.

Martin Waymire Gives – Vote Today!

10394089_10152739665583880_3043060073839145476_nWe are thrilled to be a part of Martin Waymire’s annual giving campaign this month. With our 10th anniversary coming, we have a lots to celebrate, but lots of work to do in 2015!

They say: “Martin Waymire wants to give back to the community this holiday season by providing ‘New Beginnings’ for others in our community. Martin Waymire has plenty of new beginnings to celebrate amongst ourselves. We recently celebrated a 10th anniversary, announced a dynamic new partnership with advertising firm Brogan & Partners, welcomed two staff members’ babies into the Martin Waymire Family and our team has grown with a new graphic designer and two senior account executives!”

All you have to do is visit the Martin Waymire Gives website and cast your vote for the Women’s Center! Try to remember to vote every day between now and December 19th. You can vote once per day! And spread the word with your friends, get them to vote too!

We ARE celebrating a great new beginning and launching some exciting new things in 2015. Help us continue to grow and serve the Lansing community by voting today.