weekends and holidays

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Registered: 12-27-1999
weekends and holidays
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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 7:43pm

Lots of stressful moments are coming around real soon.  I know how lonely a weekend can be but holidays are even worse maybe even twice or three times as bad.  I thought I would share some things that have helped me keep sane and alive.

This is not the time of year you want to be out alone late at night.  Plan outings with your friends and share a cab.

Distract yourself from the things that cause you to feel more alone.  I know watching Christmas Movies can be quite depressing so crank up the Netflicks or rent a movie that isn't about Christmas. 

  • I sometimes go to the mall to watch how many people are seriously way too stressed out over this holiday shopping stuff.   Seriously the world is not going to end if you forgot Uncle Fred's present.  Lie, tell him you have one for him but you must have left it at home.  Go check the car first.  LOL!

 

Get involved in a your favorite hobby.  Seriously I can lose an entire day painting a picture. 

Invite some good friends or family over to play games. 

If you are reading this and have your own ideas that have worked for you, please feel free to share them.  What works for one may not work for someone else and vice versa.

Stay safe and remember I'm here for you. 

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 10:31am

I think the best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of you...

Be safe like Karen said, if you feel like going out at night or taking a walk call a friend...

My ds and I moved to a new city to get away from my "Abusive" ex...

It's wonderful.

Feel safe and I am making a New Life for myself.

This will be our first Christmas here...:)...

Pamper yourself be it with a book, a magazine or a movie...

I love oranges so I am going to buy some for myself...

Do something to "CELEBRATE" you!

Bought myself a couple of pairs of earings (really cheap) just because...;)

I have been watching Christmas movies...but I really do LOVE them, sometimes I have a good cry but most of them do have Happy Endings and I need/want that right now...

~hugs~

<3

Lorie

Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 11-16-2012 - 9:51pm

Really good post Karen!

Lorie

Nightangel