This Thanksgiving season, we at FHE Health are taking a moment to express our enormous debt of gratitude to the essential workers who have helped get us through this year that will live on in infamy. You’ve gone to heroic lengths to continue to provide the essential services that our communities depend on. As our way of saying “thank you” and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and happy holiday season, we’ve compiled the below Holiday Survival Guide for Essential Workers.
The holidays can be a mixed bag in any year, but in 2020, they may be especially hard. The far-reaching impact of the pandemic and the fear, grief, loneliness, depression, fatigue, and stress that have affected so many Americans—essential workers especially—may make it harder to celebrate the holidays in 2020. We hope this collection of holiday-themed blogs can help.
Here’s a quick, sneak-peek overview of what you’ll find in the Holiday Survival Guide for Essential Workers:
Discover the Biggest Triggers of the “Holiday Blues” addresses the holiday stressors that can make people feel down or depressed when they would rather feel celebratory. It also provides some tips for how to manage and get out ahead of these stressors.
Tips to Survive the Holidays: 2020 Edition offers the helpful perspective of one of our alumni in recovery about how to get through family and other holiday gatherings with sobriety intact.
20 Creative Ways to Manage Holiday Stress is our way of ensuring you’ve got plenty of ways to blow off steam and not stress out when you could be enjoying the festivities more.
‘Roll with It’: Adapting to a Change of Plans this Holiday Season Without Sacrificing Sobriety provides some practical advice for how to gracefully adjust to the necessary changes to family and holiday traditions that many of us will have to make this year.
How Recovery Is the Best Holiday Gift for Loved Ones features an interview with one of our in-house experts about the transformative impact that one person’s decision to go to rehab can have on their family.
Holiday Season Recovery Toolbox: 2020 Edition focuses on the unique challenges of celebrating the holidays this year and offers some creative suggestions for how to navigate them.
8 Healthy Holiday Season Tips simplifies the challenge of remembering to stay in shape and exercise healthy habits at a time when it’s easy to forget.
From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy this Holiday Survival Guide for Essential Workers and we wish you a very blessed holiday season!