All posts by Christine Hammond

How Exhaustion Decreases Work Productivity

by on January 24, 2022

Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion. But they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped, but the demands of her job meant less time for her family. Her high standards, which contributed greatly to her success, now impeded her both at work and home. Disappointed about her performance,… (more…)

3 Types of Exhaustion You Might Have

by on January 20, 2022

“I’m so exhausted,” Stephanie said as she sat down on her therapist’s couch. “I can’t seem to get a grip on my life.” As she began to recount the events over the past few days, her exhaustion was pervasive at work and home. She overreacted to a missed appointment with threats of firing her assistant…. (more…)

21 Ways to Recover from Exhaustion

by on January 11, 2022

Are you exhausted from doing too many things at once? Some research suggests that multi-tasking is impossible — when done, a person is actually giving only partial attention to many things. With all the advances in technology, it seems that life doesn’t stop long enough to give full attention to anything. Many find they are… (more…)

12 Monthly Ways to Eliminate Exhaustion

by on January 5, 2022

How much different would life be if exhaustion wasn’t a factor? It is normal to be physically overwhelmed by long hours at work, ungrateful children, overload of electronic stimulus, and tiresome relatives. But some exhaustion is much deeper. It stems from unmet needs, expectations, ambitions, and hopes. It is compounded by tragedies, disappointments, rejections, and… (more…)

13 High Quality New Year’s Resolutions

by on December 31, 2021

This time of year is exhausting for me and I strongly dislike watching the morning news shows which are filled with the same New Year’s resolution stories over and over.  They should just save some time and energy by replaying the last year’s stories because they are virtually the same regardless of the network.  It’s… (more…)

10 Reasons Holiday Depression Worsens

by on December 26, 2021

Ever wonder why depression seems so much worse during the holiday season? Some of the reasons may be a surprise, while others seem very obvious. Each one of these is based on real personal struggles. Humbuggery. This word is made famous in Charles Dicken’s story, A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge frequently says, “Bah-Humbug.” The pure… (more…)

10 Ways We Poorly Manage Holiday Stress

by on December 19, 2021

For many, the stress of the holidays is overwhelming. The anticipation of family gatherings alone can create anxious, tense, and uncomfortable responses. Then there are the personal expectations of gift-giving, the lack of appropriate boundaries of friends, and the increased tension of an end-of-the-year work cycle. Sorting through these conflicting thoughts and emotions can be… (more…)

10 Steps to Manage Holiday Stress

by on December 12, 2021

The holidays should be several days of reduced work activity set aside to celebrate with family and friends. But all too often, these days are jam-packed filled with obligations, deadlines, expectations, responsibilities, and crises. Instead of letting the exhaustion take over, try these ideas to simplify. Make a list and check it twice. The first… (more…)

How to Manage Holiday Anger

by on December 5, 2021

Driving during the holidays requires a bit of patience, lots of control, and a sprinkle of endurance. As I was driving down the left side of the highway slightly faster than normal because I was late, suddenly someone cut me off. I slammed on the breaks and skidded a bit almost hitting the concrete barrier…. (more…)

How to Manage the Holidays without Family

by on November 28, 2021

For the first time in 16 years, Janice was going to spend Thanksgiving without her kids. Even though the divorce was finalized in the summer, she did not realize until a week before the holiday that her kids would spend the entire week with her ex. She was devastated. The traditions she so purposefully cultivated… (more…)

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