There are tons of tips on boosting our energy, which can be very helpful. After all, we're adults and we've got plenty of things to do: work projects to complete, errands to run, dinner to prepare, chores to perform, kids to raise (and pick up from their various activities).
Many of Jenn Hardy's clients set resolutions they think they're supposed to set---from resolutions around exercise to resolutions around dieting. Hardy, Ph.D, is a psychologist with a private practice in Maryville, Tenn.
Sadness during the holiday season can be triggered by many things. Maybe you live far away from your loved ones. Maybe you're surrounded by people who don't understand you. Maybe you've lost someone special. Maybe you've never liked this time of year. Maybe you're not sure why you're so upset.
Having a supportive, compassionate relationship with your body is critical.
Sometimes, self-care doesn't look anything like we picture self-care to look. It's not a massage or manicure. It's not a bubble bath with book in hand and ice cream on a fancy tray. It's not even eating at your favorite lunch spot or treating yourself to some tiny luxury.