Palmetto Health Behavioral Care has released some tips for the holiday season that will help people who need to cope with family during the holidays.
The list was created because many people do not experience the joy and bliss of the holidays that are portrayed on television. For some, this is more of a fantasy rather than actual reality.
Some of the tips provided by Palmetto Health Behavioral Care are:
**Re-evaluate your traditions. Are you doing something just because it's what you've always done, or does it add real meaning to your holiday?
**Consider starting new traditions that remove some of the burden that has been shouldered by a single person;
**Use common sense and avoid controversial topics like politics, religion and money;
**Find a place where you can get away and take a breather from time to time. Offer to make a trip to the grocery store for more eggs or sugar. Go alone if you need a little break;
**Create a diversion. Whether it's a board game, movie or music, try to bring some entertainment to the festivities.”
The full list can be found on the Palmetto Health Behavioral Care’s website.