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If the holidays send you in a tizzy, here are a few helpful nuggets you can use to improve your mental health and enhance the seasonal festivities.
During a recent interview with dvm360® Mackenzie Peterson, MSc, well-being director for the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), shed light on why seasonal festivities can cause added stress and anxiety, plus broke down several ways veterinary professionals can augment the holiday season.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Mackenzie Peterson, MSc: If you're a person who really dreads [the holiday season], I think it's always valuable to have the space to ask yourself, "Why do you dread it so much?" Is it the expectation of others? The traditions don't resonate with you? The people you're expected to spend time with? Try to sit down and identify what it is that really dims the light of the season for you.