Over the past few months, the Navy Operational Stress Control team has provided a variety of resources to help Sailors and families Thrive during the Holidays. While many of those resources were geared toward navigating the stress of the holiday season, the heart of each is applicable all year long—from seeking to have better control of your budget, to strengthening relationships or committing to healthier living. Don’t let your efforts to thrive fall by the wayside (like so many New Year’s resolutions do). Reflect on the strategies that worked best for you and try to incorporate them into your daily life and routines in 2014. Empower yourself to take control of stress proactively so that you can enjoy all that life has to offer. Challenges may emerge, but with a strong sense of self, the support of your community, and guidance from the Five Principles of Resilience, you can make 2014 your best year yet.
If you find yourself in need of something to make you smile this year, take a look at these wonderful coloring page submissions from our NORAD Tracks Santa collaboration (artists ranging from ages 1 to 35!). Here’s a recap of our Thrive during the Holidays blog posts and Navy.mil stories:
“Navy Announces New Holiday Stress Navigation Campaign, ‘Thrive During the Holidays’”
“Food Savvy for the Holidays”
“Spring forward, fall back and THRIVE”
“Taking the Stress Out of the Holidays while your Spouse is Deployed”
“Helping Navy Families Thrive During Deployment”
“Thank Your Body this Thanksgiving”
“Thankful to Serve Those Who Serve”
“Balance Your Holiday Spending”
“Unwrap Some New Tools this Holiday Season”
“December is Impaired Driving Month”
“Sailors and Families Track Santa”
“Getting Ahead of the Humbugs “
“Comfort Foods Can be Healthy, too”
“Resolving to THRIVE in the New Year”
“The Credit Card Statements Are In…Now What?”
Stay tuned for more from our NavyTHRIVE campaign in 2014! In the meantime, check out the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s NavyTHRIVE infographic.
Navy Operational Stress Control would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our guest bloggers who contributed to the “Thrive during the Holidays” campaign. We appreciate your continued support.