Winter Break, Your Kids & Everyone’s Sanity

The holidays are coming up, and the kids will be out of school for an extended period of time. Everyone is excited about the upcoming festivities and break from school and work. However, inevitably before the break is over, our therapists at Jacksonville center for counseling have encountered the same scenario over and over; parents are going crazy, and kids are bored.

Tips to Help You Through the Holidays

Jacksonville center for counseling can helpHoliday planning can leave you feeling like a tornado hit and you’re just hanging on for the ride. Between the meal prep, work, making sure the kids are taken care of, entertaining guests, and traveling, it’s no wonder people find themselves struggling to enjoy this time of year. Hopefully the following list of helpful tips can help you and your family not only cope this season but actually enjoy your time together.

  • Perspective – Remember what school breaks were like when you were a kid. Close your eyes and go back to that time in your childhood and try to grasp that feeling again. Remind yourself that kids will be kids. They are just having fun. Meet them where they are as best you can and cherish every moment.
  • Be thankful – Not intended to sound cliche, but counting your blessings can actually curb your thoughts that lead to increased stress. Fill your mind with an attitude of gratefulness and find little things throughout the day to be thankful for. You’ll have little room for stress.
  • Get outside! It’s amazing what a simple walk outdoors in the fresh air can do for the psychology of our minds. Make moving part of your daily routine. For some, starting their day with a walk is ideal. Others find taking a break and walking when they feel stressed is best.

Contact Garrett and Have a Happy Holiday Season

At our Jacksonville center for counseling, we offer family counseling services and behavioral therapy for children. Let us help you navigate future family gatherings and school breaks without losing your sanity. Give us a call at (256) 239-5662 today, or click here to request an appointment through our online portal. Many of your friends and neighbors have had great success with our counseling teams.

 

Anxiety is High – Are You Suffering?

The world has been turned upside down over the past 18 months. That, in and of itself, has caused anxiety in millions of people. Now we’re facing a relatively normal day-to-day with the same concerns over the increased spread of the virus. For many, this is causing a whole new wave of anxiety. Are you struggling with fear, worry, or even leaving your house? Or worse, fear letting your kids be kids? You are not alone. Our anxiety therapists in Huntsville are seeing this more and more every day.

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Signs of Anxiety

Anxiety can present itself in so many different ways. To the untrained, it may be challenging to decipher if you’re feeling a normal level of worry. You may even want to call it stress. However, if these symptoms interfer with your job, social life, sleep, eating patterns, or interactions with your spouse, children, or friends, it is quite probable you would benefit from meeting with an anxiety therapist. What do these symptoms look like? Let’s explore some symptoms of anxiety in the list below.

  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Unable to stay asleep or difficulty getting to sleep
  • Missing work or social events because of your symptoms
  • Heart racing that doesn’t seem to go away
  • Feelings of dread when thinking about the future
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Keep in mind, these are not nearly all the signs or symptoms our anxiety therapists in Huntsville see or treat, just a few of the most common.

Call Us if You Need Anxiety Therapists in Huntsville

We care about your mental health. Our high-quality counselors  at Garrett Counseling are here for you! Working with an experienced anxiety therapist will help identify triggers, expose the root of your anxiety, and lead you on a road to feeling more like yourself. Let us help you learn to cope with and lessen your anxious symptoms. Start by calling us at (256) 239-5662 or filling out the confidential form online by clicking this link. If you are outside the Huntsville area, we also have two additional locations in Boaz and Jacksonville.