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Stress Begone! How to Enjoy Your Holidays:

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Houses need to be decorated, gifts need to be purchased, and feasts need to be planned.  It is a time for love and laughter, but for others, this can be the most stressful time of the year. It is nearly impossible to make everything perfect but is even more difficult when your gift is ADHD. There are so many juggling pieces that must be handled with care, that you must be prepared for anything. Additude Magazine has provided some great tips to help you be ready for anything this holiday season!Stress 1

 

Plan Ahead….Way Ahead: 

Planning should have a seat reserved at your Thanksgiving table this year. Organizing and planning ahead can help lift so much stress from your holiday season. Go ahead and organize the recipes that you will be using, place your order for your turkey, have your shopping list ready. This will allow you to have everything outlined in front of you. This can help you find the stores offering the best deals, no more surprise visits from family, and help you enjoy your holidays with family and friends. Have a plan in hand!

 

Why Wait? 

You should not wait! Don’t just create a great plan, execute it. Each day is a gift and can be used to prepare more for the future. With family and friends coming over for visits, make sure you have everything done. It is very easy to get distracted and to push your plans off for another day, but it is also easy to forget and let it go unfinished. Save your brain the stress and take care of tasks before the busy holiday days.

 

 The Final Countdown:

Family and friends are going to be arriving tomorrow. You have been reading the blogs from Play Attention and you are ready. Use the day before to check everything off your list. Make sure your plan was executed fully, you have extras just in case, and that you have done everything you can to make sure your special day runs smoothly. 

 

It is important to be aware of your cognitive health this holiday season. Stress will be lurking around every corner, but you can handle it! Play Attention can provide a customized program for you or your child to increase attention and focus which will, in turn, improve executive function. Executive function will not only make your morning routine easier but will also help you improve your planning and prioritization skills. Play Attention provides cognitive skill training in social skills to help build individual peer relationships as well. Contact one of our specialists today to get a customized training plan specifically for you or your child.