Holiday Stress Management :Personal, Professional and Leadership Development

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Course Description: (2 hours credit) You’ll identify effective strategies, suited to you, to ease managing holiday tasks and demands. In exploring the roles of traditions; you’ll analyze whether your traditions fit into your current circumstances; and you’ll consider ways to create meaningful new traditions and rituals. ****Please ensure that this training curriculum fulfills the training requirements of your respective Department of Human and/or Social Services. This is not the responsibility of Child Care Training To Go.

Course Content

Holiday Stress Management

  • Holiday Stress Management!
  • As You Begin
  • Positive and Negative Aspects
  • The Sources of Holiday Stress
  • Holiday myths can lead to unrealistic expectations
  • Too Many Plans on Already Hectic Schedules
  • Time of “Ghosts” of Christmas Past
  • Realization of Time Passing Us By
  • Catalyst for Unfinished Emotional Business
  • Dispersed Families and Changed Family Situations
  • Celebration Anxiety
  • Finances and Overspending
  • Finances and Overspending
  • Holiday Stress Syndrome
  • Set Realistic Goals
  • Ask yourself: How did I get the idea that the holiday is supposed to be this way?
  • Assess the situation you are in and realize your limitations
  • Modify your plans to be realistic, and shoot for achievable goals
  • Be honest about your feelings
  • Best Practices for Managing the Holidays.
  • Organize and Plan
  • Plan Ahead
  • Delegate and Share the Load
  • Organize
  • Reduce Spending
  • Balance being with people and being alone
  • Have a positive attitude to avoid the “Scrooge Syndrome”
  • Take care of your own needs and pace yourself
  • Anticipate What Might Happen
  • Focus on the True Meanings of the Holidays
  • Plan for a Post-Holiday Slump
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Single Parent Tips
  • Ask yourself: “Why are traditions important?”
  • tra·di·tion (noun)
  • Evaluating Holiday Traditions
  • How to develop new traditions
  • Professional Action Activity
  • Stressors for Kids
  • Special Circumstances
  • Stressors for Kids
  • Stressors for Kids
  • Eustressful Holidays for Kids
  • Helping Children Cope with Holiday Stress
  • Keep hope alive
  • Holiday Stress Resources

Holiday Stress Management Quiz

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