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Page 20B-Malakoff News, Cedar Creek Pilot-December 3, 1981 Don't get blues after Christmas COLLEGE STATION -- The December holiday season is often followed by a period of depression known as the January blues, says Cindy Wilson, a family life education specialist. This depression period often occurs because of the heightened amount of activities most people enjoy during the season and because of a variety of other factors, the specialist says. Taking a few steps to prevent or at least soften the January blues can be very el- fective, she adds. Mrs. Wilson is on the home economics staff of the Texas Agricultural Ex- tension Service, The Texas A&IVI University System. Here are her suggestions for preventing or softening the January blues: • Plan ahead to avoid commitments to too many activities during the December holiday period. • Stay within your budget during the season rather than incurring heavy EEMAN'S WF_TN WEAR "For all your Western Wear needs" Wranglers • Boots • Shirts Tack • Underwear * Stetson Hats • Belts 8, Buckles • Coats & Vests • Western Accessories • Hat Bands Mon.-9:30-5:30, Tues.-Sat. 9-5:30 Seven Pts. Center Hwy. 85 Seven Points i the gt thor wm mc th ,ges sp ce ChstmasUme Choice of 14 kt. white or yellow gold EB-lO 675-801 Men's R01ex Date Just Watch, 14 kt. yellow gold and stainless steel '1,85000 HAROLI00URHAM JEWELER I WEST SIDE OF SQUARE 105 No. Prairievilh i AtOm debts to keep up with the Joneses, or to have a "happy" holiday period. Material possessions do not mean the holiday season will be a happy one. Avoid going into debt. • Be realistic in your travel plans. Too much travel during a short period of time is not only dangerous to your health but can tax everyone's relationships when the travelers are weary. • Be aware of and work to avoid stirring up old conflicts within the family or between friends. • If unable to be with family or friends who live some distance away, make arrangements to be with nearby friends. This can help avoid the feelings of loneliness and depression. However, if you are one who chooses to be cheerfully alone during the holidays, don't feel pressured into joining others. • Realize that some people have particular problems during this period of the year. Perhaps a loved one is sadly missed, or perhaps memories of holidays gone by bring out inap- propriate behaviors. Accept these people and their problems and work toward helping them enjoy the holidays. Be cautions yourself in your behavior and reactions during the holidays. • H you travel during the holiday season, plan at least one day hack at home prior to returning to work and school to recuperate from travel and the holidays. This will ease you and the family back into their regular routine and allow some transition time. • Remember, by preventing the January blues, you can work toward • having a truly happy New Year. Winter offers much; take full advantage During the holidays, take advantage of all that winter has to offer. Reserve evenings for basking in the warm glow of the. fireside, and spend the days engaged in an exhilarating winter sport. Skiing, skating, sleigh riding and even walking on snowshoes provide op- portunities to exercise your body while enjoying the company of friends, being outdoors, traveling and the sport itself. Most important, in today's times of stress, involvement in a winter sport frees body and mind from the pressures and frustrations encountered each day. Efforts are focused on achieving physical fitness and attaining goals never before thought possible. Enjoyment, however, is the number one goal. This winter, find your place in the snow. And, if the nearest mountain or rink is too far away, just step outside on a crisp, clear winter day and walk. Recliners and Rockers Savings of $20 to $90 Lane, Berkline, Catnapper • Furniture Center 220 Hwy. 31 E. 489-0510 Malakoff l