- Don’t let stress get in the way of your holiday cheer
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For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don't let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling, and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
- Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season.
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
- Please do not put Christmas lights on your roof.
Holiday travel plans
- Please contact your local community center if you are leaving for the holidays and Corvias can set up a house watch for you while you are away.
- Residents please clean out your mailboxes and the parcel boxes more than once a week during the holidays.
Guests in your home for the holidays
- Remember to register your holiday guests with the community center if they will be staying overnight for longer than 7 days.
- Please bring back in your trash cans from the road after your trash is picked up.
Please turn on their heaters just to make sure they are working. If they get a burning smell for about 5 or 10 minutes that it is perfectly normal. If your heater is not working please call your local community center and let them know so, a work order can be placed.
Also, if you are going to be away from your home during the holidays please turn your thermostat to 60 degrees and also to the heat mode.
Please contact your local community center if you notice that a light is out in your area and they will place a work order for you. Please let them know the street and the number on the pole.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Dec 5th: Deridder Christmas Parade, 5pm
- Dec 6th: Snowflake festival (MWR)- 9am-1pm Bldg 920
- Dec 6th: Trees for Troops- Bldg 3218 AT 9am
- Dec 8th: Please join us and the Charlie Brown Gang as we celebrate the holiday season with Santa at the Warrior Community Center 4-7pm
- Dec 12th: Baton Rouge Christmas Parade, Downtown at 530pm
- Dec 12th: Leesville Christmas Parade, Downtown at 5:30pm
- Dec 24th: Corvias community offices will be open from 9am – 1pm
- Dec 25th: Community offices will be closed
- Dec 31st: Community offices will close at 3pm
- Natchitoches Christmas festival of lights Nov 21st 2015 – Jan 6th2016
- Additional local holiday events