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How to Beat Holiday Stress
You will need:
White paper plates
String or ribbon
A hole punch
Crayons, markers or paints
Felt or construction paper
Scissors and glue
Have kids create snowmen
garland by decorating the paper plates like
snowman: use the cotton balls to create
"snow" and they can paint the eyes,
nose and mouth (or they can also attach the face
with felt or construction paper). Cut a black
stovepipe hat out of construction paper or felt
to place on top. Next, punch a hole in either
side of the face and string together with string
or ribbon. You can also have each person in the
family decorate a snowman as themselves to string
together as a family activity.
Finally, remember that you
need to take care of yourself during this busy
time. A good way to remember how to do this is to
B -- Breathe
deeply, it will help increase energy levels.
E -- Exercise: 20 minutes,
three times a week -- and running from errand
to errand doesn't count!
N -- Nutrition: Three
well-balanced meals each day.
A -- Attitude: Negative
attitudes are contagious and destructive. Try
to see the glass half full.
T -- Time management: Set
priorities and don't take on more than you
U -- Uniqueness: Recognize
and treasure your own uniqueness. Say 'no'
R -- Relaxation: Private
time to read or listen to music -- a time not
to focus on the next item to do.
A -- Associations: Maintain
contact with nurturing support systems --
colleagues, friends, family.
L -- Laughter: Still the
Suzanne Merkel Baugher, Program