New Year’s is right around the corner and we all like to think about the upcoming year and what our new goals will be. However, if there was one thing we learned from 2020, it is to not expect the year to go according to your plans and go with the flow. So what are some goals that we can have that are more long-term and easily accomplishable, even if things don’t go our way? This post will hopefully help you identify some new goals to consider and get you ready to ring in the new year!Continue reading
Ah, the year of 2020. I can’t wait for our kids to come home one day and there will be a chapter in their history books about this mess. What do you think will be the highlight of that chapter? The Presidential Election? Covid-19? Or maybe the Tiger King. Maybe by then we will have figured out what happened to Carole Baskin’s husband. (hint hint, they totally used fish oil)
Through rough times, I try to take a positive out of the negativity and learn a valuable lesson from it. Because if we only focused on the negative stuff, I think we would all be crazy by now. And I’m a firm believer that you are NEVER to old to learn a new lesson! So what is a lesson that you learn from 2020?Continue reading
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah! Habari Gani! Or for the rest of us: wishing you a blessed Kwanzaa.
Whatever you celebrate this December, I hope it’s full of love, laughter, hope, and so much more, especially after the year we have had. Things might be a little different-looking this year, but the sentiment is still there. And as always, even with the good things we celebrate every year, there tends to be a couple of negatives that crop up too. Holidays can be a really rough time of the year for some, and so if this post applies to you, I just want you to know this: You are not alone!
According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people say they feel stressed about the upcoming holidays. But is that just stress from baking to many treats or finding the perfect Christmas present? Or is it more of a social anxiety disorder, where being around certain family members create to much stress for yourself? I know I certainly don’t look forward to being around some of my family around the holidays. And of course there is SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. Much more common than you would think, this disorder affects many in the colder months. Why? Simple really, there is less sunshine and you are cooped up inside more often. I never knew that there was a word to describe what I feel every January, but here it is! So how can we combat these feelings of anxiety and depression?
If these disorders affect you in an extreme way, please seek medical advice from a trusted and professional source. I am not a doctor in any way, so I won’t be giving out medical advice today. But I urge you to take action on this, because no one should face these things alone.
However, I can offer you some advice for some “at-home” remedies, which I’m excited to do! 😄
Let’s start off with the easiest to do first. Here’s what I recommend:
Now for the harder stuff. I know, it’s not fun to do.
Holidays are meant to be a happy time, and hopefully all of us get that at some point this year! But if not, please know that you are not alone, and I’m more than happy to listen and help however I can. I hope that the rest of 2020 will be a good time for all of us.
Until next time,
The Library Lady ♡