Making the Most of the Season - Many resources available for Team Robins during holidays

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
With the holiday season in full swing, there will be no shortage of parties, plentiful good food and crowded shopping centers. 

But remember as you're out and about outside of home or work, you'll more than likely be travelling within your hometown or away visiting family and friends. 
It goes without saying there will be increased traffic as holiday shoppers and travelers take to the roadways. 

Consider the following tips from the Robins Safety Office to keep you and your loved ones safe over the next few weeks: On holiday parties, alcohol can be involved, so while you want guests to enjoy themselves, keep an eye out for those who may have had too much.

Provide a place for them to stay or a designated driver. 

Also, have cab numbers on hand. Offer plenty of non-alcoholic drinks as well, and be sure to offer food when there's alcohol involved. An empty stomach can speed up the process for intoxication. Offering food may also help prevent guests from over-indulging on alcohol alone.

Back to driving, don't drive distracted. Put away those cell phones and don't text, eat or do other things that take your eyes away from the road.

Buckle those seat belts, check your tires, put your child passengers in the correct child safety seat, and make sure your car is ready for winter, especially when travelling to northern states where snow may be falling. 

Practicing Resiliency
What do you do to stay resilient during this time of year? Jackie Brittan, 78th Medical Group resiliency technician shares the following resources. 

Accept help and support from those who care about you and will listen to your; these connections strengthen resilience - the ability to overcome life challenges, including trauma, misfortune and individual catastrophe, bouncing back tougher, wiser and more powerful.

Accept that change is a part of life
Accepting circumstances that cannot be changed can help focus on those that you can alter. Move toward your goals, develop realistic ones and do something regularly, even if it's just a small accomplishment. 

Take decisive actions rather than completely detaching from problems and stresses, wishing they'd just go away.

Maintain an optimistic outlook, expecting good things in your life. Imagine what you want in your life, rather than focusing on what you may fear. Also, look for opportunities for self-discovery.