Does the busyness of the holiday season leave you zapped of peace and joy? How do you take care of yourself in the midst of all the holiday preparations? With a little planning, you can keep the peace and joy that God offers by giving yourself a gift of love. 15 ways to take care of yourself this Christmas.
Sometimes we have to be intentional about caring for ourselves, especially during a stressful holiday season. The holidays are always portrayed as a merry, cheerful time, yet not everyone feels that way. Get ahead of anxiety, overwhelm and avoid burnout by practicing self-care for this year.
Practicing these 8 relatively easy, practical self-care tips can have huge payoffs in terms of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Try them today to calm your mind, regulate your mood, and decrease anxiety and depression.
A reader noticed when she gets stressed, her heart races and she has a hard time catching her breath. Is it just stress, or is it something else? Read more for tips for coping with panic attacks and the best stress-reduction strategy I can offer.
Dear Dr B,
I have several family members and friends who have chronic illness and pain. I also work in ministry with many people who are going through a number of difficult struggles. It’s just my nature to want to do whatever I can to help. I pray for them, but I have to tell you that I also tend to carry their burdens with them and allow their struggles to really get me down. How can I empathize, support, and give Godly advice without suffering with them, feeling like I have to solve their problems, and having it negatively impact me? [more]