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NEWS | Dec. 3, 2014

Holiday blues

By Master Sgt. Tim Wheelis 14th Airlift Squadron first sergeant

Holidays can be a very stressful time of the year for a lot of people due to the added pressure of traveling to visit relatives and all the extra money we seem to spend to make this year better than the last. 

Be aware of how worn out physically and mentally you are getting and take some time for yourself.  There are plenty of ways you can combat stress; from going to the gym to taking a nap on the couch. Just make sure you are taking time to unwind. 

If you find that your techniques aren't getting the job done, don't be too proud to go talk to someone.  There are numerous helping agencies around the area you can turn to, the Chaplains, MFLC, Mental Health and Military One Source are a few easy ones to get in touch with if you need some ideas to help make it a bit easier on you this Holiday season.

And as always, you can always talk to your supervisor, chief, first sergeant or commander. All of us are hear for you.