The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year when families come together to connect, make memories, and celebrate! But the season can also come with extra stress when it comes down to planning, coordinating with relatives, meal prepping, gift-shopping – the list goes on.
Every January 1st, the new year encourages people to make resolutions, hoping to spark a positive change for the upcoming year. But, for many people, these resolutions are the same as millions of others, leading them to become almost a cliche: lose weight, save money, travel more, give up bad habits. The problem with these resolutions is that they are vague, ambitious, and simply unrealistic, resulting in only 7% of people keeping them.
Have you ever noticed that you feel more tired, detached, and unlike yourself as soon as fall and winter come around? And then spring rolls around, and you start to feel more joyful and energetic. You’re not alone. Many people experience changes in disposition as the days get shorter, colder, and darker. For some, though, these feelings take over and interrupt their lives.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year: festive parties, baked goods, the spirit of giving, and quality time with the people we love the most. However, these fun holiday staples can be overshadowed by feelings of grief, sadness, and loneliness for those who have lost a loved one.
It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for someone you love. What do you get for someone who has everything, or for someone who wants nothing? Or, in the case of your older parents, what do you get for someone who has received a lifetime of gifts, or may have a different idea of what a “good” gift is?
If your parent or loved one resides in another city or state, it may be difficult to feel connected to them if you are unable to see each other regularly. The holidays can be especially tough if you cannot spend them together. Though not much can compete with the gift of one’s company, there are gifts for seniors that can help connect the family and bridge the distance.
Spring has sprung! Encourage mom or dad to shed their winter coat and grab some fresh air. Fortunately, the beautiful state of Georgia offers plenty of spring-like activities to do.