Bill of Rights for the Holidays (AND ANY DAYS)
- You have the right to take care of yourself: eat right, exercise regularly and get enough rest.
- You have the right to have mixed emotions: happy, sad, frustrated, guilty, afraid, thankful.
- You have the right to have solitude: for planning, thinking, reflection, introspection, prayer and relaxation.
- You have the right not to accept some or all of your party invitations.
- You have the right to ask for help and support from friends, family, your church/synagogue/mosque, AA/NA/ALANON, and/or the community.
- You have the right to give gifts that are within your holiday budget.
- You have the right to say no to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, and a second piece of pie.
- You have the right not to ride with a drunk driver.
- You have the right to take away the keys of a drunk friend or relative who wants to drive, and to call a taxi for someone (or yourself).
- You have the right to smile at harassed salesclerks and angry drivers, and to give them a Peace of your mind.
This information is from our local Employee Assistance Program through Hutchinson Health.