Friday, December 01, 2006
Imperfection Can Be Bliss
This weekend marks three weeks until Christmas, and many Americans will be shopping, planning, decorating, traveling and trying to get everything just right. That's just the problem according to psychologist Jeffrey Gardere. He says you should be aiming to enjoy the season, not for perfection. Gardere warns that all the stress we put on ourselves can make us act in a way we may regret. Add that to excessive alcohol and food and we may be setting ourselves up for a very un-jolly holiday.
We teamed up Gardere with former Surgeon General David Satcher and Dr. Caroline Richardson to give you the best plan for enjoying the peace of the season - including dealing with difficult family members and finding healthy gifts. That's coming up this Saturday and Sunday on House Call at 8:30 am Eastern.
In Satcher's words: "We are more likely to get stressed out because we get caught up in things other than what our body and minds need." What are you doing to keep your body and mind healthy during this busy season?
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