DeLand, FL, November 26, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the holiday season has officially arrived, bringing both the good times spent with family and friends -- as well as the bad times fighting anxiety, stress, and overblown expectations.
"The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year's is one of both joy and angst for many people," said Dr. Randall S. Hansen, founder of EmpoweringRetreat.com, a new wellness site that provides empowering tools for the body, mind, and spirit.
"People sometimes unconsciously use the holidays as an excuse to overindulge -- whether in eating, drinking, or buying gifts," Hansen added. "Other people struggle with anxiety and depression during the holidays. While it's certainly meant to be a joyous time, there is often a lot of underlying stress and anxiety," said Hansen.
Hansen offers several critical tips for dealing with emotional and mental stress, over-eating, and over-spending.
"If there is one thing everyone should remember, it's moderation in all you do over the holidays," Hansen noted. "Too often we're just in denial, convincing ourselves that we'll change our ways in the new year, but it's best to break those bad habits now."
Besides doing everything in moderation, Hansen stresses the importance of making time for yourself during the holidays. "While the holidays are about giving to others, people should not neglect themselves and their mental and emotional needs," added Hansen, "and that may mean treating yourself, or simply allowing yourself some down time amidst all the merrying."
One of the other key tips Hansen recommends is starting, maintaining, or even increasing an exercise and fitness regimen. "You cannot have wellness without exercise," said Hansen. He suggests walking or biking as easy ways to get started exercising -- once your doctor approves your plans.
The complete list of holiday health tips, as well as other health and wellness tools, can be found on the newly launched EmpoweringRetreat.com Website. All the resources on the site are free to visitors.
About EmpoweringRetreat.com: The mission of EmpoweringRetreat.com, a subsidiary of EmpoweringSites.com, is to provide visitors with everything needed to live a better, healthier, and happier life... inspirational tools that can be used to mend the body, mind, and spirit.
About EmpoweringSites.com: A growing network of Websites that offer free life, college, and career empowering tools and resources. Besides EmpoweringRetreat.com, the EmpoweringSites.com Network includes: QuintCareers.com, MyCollegeSuccessStory.com, EnhanceMyVocabulary.com, CareerDoctor.org, and AStoriedCareer.com.