If you are one of those people who knows that winter is a hard time for you, be careful not to undertake projects with a spring deadline. That is all too easy to do during the summertime when you may be feeling at your peak energy level. Resist it, and delay deadlines wherever possible, into the spring and summer when your energy will help you get them done. It is no coincidence that spring cleaning generally occurs in the spring.
The holidays aren't as jolly for some as they are for others, and that's normal. But if you're hit with the blues, take Elizabeth Lesser's advice on dealing with stress, unrealistic expectations and depression this holiday season.