American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (December 2020)

American Internet Tech donates to American Cancer Society (December 2020)

Holiday time may seem like the worst time to be sick or have an illness in the family. Even the warmest of traditions lose their luster when you’re worried about your health care needs or those of someone you love.

This year, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic adds even more concern for people already facing another serious illness. Holiday gatherings are likely to be quite limited for many people, leading to feeling stuck at home, isolated, and sad. But you can still plan for and have meaningful celebrations.

If you or someone close to you has cancer or another serious illness this year, use these tips and resources to help lift your holiday spirits. Coping with stress in a healthy way will help make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Things you can Do: Feel your feelings, take care of yourself, allow yourself simple pleasures, find distractions, prepare for the holidays, enlist support, learn to say no.

Things you should Not Do: Don't pressure yourself, don't overindulge in alcohol, don't try to change your feelings, don't spend more than you can afford, don't try to do too much in one day, don't abandon healthy habits.

For people who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be even more difficult. Allow yourself to feel pain and whatever other emotions come along, too. Try following some of the tips above, and remember that although working through grief is important, it’s OK to give yourself a break from grieving by distracting yourself with activities you enjoy. Try to use this time to forgive yourself for all the things you did or didn’t say or do.

American Internet Tech proceeds to one more monthly donation to the American Cancer society and wishes you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.