Posts made in November, 2016

Healthy Coping

»Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Healthy Coping

This time of year can bring additional challenges and stress. Due to this, people often turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol, drugs, or food. While these may make an individual feel temporarily relieved, they can have longterm effects and cause addictions and future consequences. Rather than turn to unhealthy ways to deal with stress, here is a list of safe and effective coping methods that can help reduce stress and keep you healthy. Exercise. While exercise may sound daunting when you are already overworked, it is crucial for emotional,mental, and physical well-being. Exercise boost endorphins to improve mood, boosts blood flow and oxygen for increased focus, and has obvious physical benefits. If you aren’t used to physical activity start...

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Depression

»Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Tips to Avoid Holiday Depression

It’s holiday time, so you should have plenty of holiday cheer right? Unfortunately “holiday cheer” isn’t automatic for everyone. In fact, this time of year can often add extra stress due to time constraints, travel, money concerns, and stress overload. This can often lead to holiday depression. We want you to have the best possible holiday season this year, so here is a quick list of tips to help you avoid the holiday depression slump! SET ASIDE “YOU” TIME.¬†With so many added commitments, obligation, and responsibilities this time of year, taking time to do something for yourself can seem impossible. But it is very important. Taking time for yourself will give you a renewed sense of focus, energy, and a better outlook....

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