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The holiday season is a time for family, gratitude, peace, and cheer. However, these expectations and all the associated things that must get done this time of year often make this a difficult time. Gifts need to be purchased and wrapped, meals need to be prepared, houseguests may be present, and there can be a need to travel. Just the thought of what needs to be done can be overwhelming. 

The holiday season is supposed to be full of joy; however, the expectations accompanying it can quickly leave you feeling stressed. The process and associated pressure can even lead to depression. While so many of us focus on making this time of season best for those we love, we can often lose track of the importance of our own well-being during this time of year.

The holidays can be stressful. It is not always full of eggnog, caroling, and glad tidings. There is nothing wrong with recognizing this. Establishing a plan for your mental wellness during this time and minimizing stress may be the best gift you can give this holiday season.

The holidays can be a time for self-development and personal care. Therapy or counseling can be a critical element of self-care during this time of year and prevent us from feeling overwhelmed or dealing with depression. When contemplating how best to deal with the holidays and what to get those you love, there is nothing wrong with prioritizing some therapy for yourself. 

The team at A Caring Approach provides wellness and life coaching to individuals seeking to alleviate stress and empower themselves to achieve their personal goals. The pathway to self-development and a depression-free holiday season can begin with a plan to minimize stress and ensure that this holiday season is as joyous as possible.