Holiday Blues

Holiday stress on the road: Common problems and how to handle them

Truckers are not alone in feeling the financial pressure and expectations of the season but are slammed by the extra stressors that come with the job. Here are some unique holiday problems truckers face, along with solutions to help you.

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10 tips to avoid holiday depression

1. Acknowledge your feelings It’s normal to feel sadness and grief if you are not with a loved one over the holidays. It’s okay to cry or express your feelings. Realize that you can’t force holiday cheer. 2. Reach out If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social   events. Some truck stops have ministries (truckstopministries.org) that focus on truckers and can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is ...

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