Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Keep Calm and "Christmas" ON!

Well, we did it! We made it to Christmas break. The students & teachers are eager to begin their holiday vacations and spend time with their loved ones, both near and far.

For most people, the holiday season is a time of joy, togetherness and excitement. However, according to many psychologists, Christmas can also be a time of significant stress. Some experience loneliness and isolation and are reminded of those they have lost. The added stressors of gift giving, increased expenses, family feuds, travel and the kids at home for long stretches of time can also wear on parents and on the kids themselves!

Here are some tips about how we can deal with holiday stress, brought to you by the staff and students at Seisen who contributed to my bulletin board!

Suggestions include:
  • Meditating
  • Breathing in and out
  • Counting from 1 to 10
  • Talking with friends
  • Making a stress ball and squeezing it
  • Going for a run
  • Dancing
  • Going outside
  • Watching YouTube 
  • Spending time with loved ones
  • Petting animals
  • Giving hugs
  • Humming
  • Sleeping
  • Reading
  • Hitting a pillow
  • Doing homework

Thank you to all those who gave suggestions about how to "RE-LEAF" stress. Many thanks to Mr. Towse for his always fabulous puns. Have a wonderful, happy, and healthy winter break filled with love and memory-making moments. See you in January! 

~Ms. Carnright

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, Santa Claus can give stress too. I saw kids howling as they were forced to go and receive presents from him.