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Make Time for Self-care During the Busy Holiday Season

In Health, Self Care by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

During the holiday season, it’s easy for your physical health to be put on the back burner.  After all, we get pretty busy with family and friends that we often get off our normal routines.  You may end up being left feeling run down, with lack of energy, and unmotivated.  The holidays are a time of celebration and good cheer. The good news is you can experience that joy and still manage to practice self-care during the busy holiday season. Practice Self-care During the Busy Holiday Season Make self-care a priority during the holidays. Put your physical health as a priority during the holidays.  Making a commitment to your health will allow you to keep stick to a self care regimen. …

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10 Ways to Overcome the Holiday “Blues”

In Health, Self Care by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When you think of the holidays, you might envision a time of joy and merriment.  But for many, the reality of the holidays is quite different.   Many experience feelings of anxiety and depression during this “happy” time of year.  This occurs to more people than you may realize.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, roughly 64% of Americans experiencing the “Holiday Blues” each year. What causes the blues?  Several factors can impact whether you experience these feelings.  Your past experiences and interactions with others can either bring up good memories or sad feelings.  All of these factors shape your perceptions and your experience during the holidays.   Other sources of holiday depression or anxiety may be your …

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Getting Adequate Sleep to Maintain Good Health

In Health, Self Care by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When you think of staying healthy you may immediately think of eating a balanced diet and getting enough physical activity. You may not immediately think that you need to get enough sleep to maintain good health as well. But since we’re on the topic, do you get enough sleep at night? If not, then you might be losing more than you think. You should know that getting an adequate amount of sleep is very important to maintain good health. In this busy age we live in, people are not getting enough sleep which is adding to our escalating health issues. Studies have shown that getting an adequate amount of sleep is very important to have a healthy weight, good mood …