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Stress Management During the Holidays

Holidays are a great time to focus on things that bring comfort, hope and celebration to our lives. However, holidays can also be filled with stressful times. Whether it is spending money you don’t have, having conflict with relatives, being over scheduled, or having other stressors, it can be difficult to remember the true meaning for celebration.

In an article titled Stress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips for Coping, the Mayo Clinic Staff gives multiple tips to help prevent holiday stress and depression. Click on the button below to read the full article.

Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression (based on Mayo Clinic research):

  1. Acknowledge your feelings.
  2. Reach out.
  3. Be realistic.
  4. Set aside differences.
  5. Stick to a budget.
  6. Plan ahead.
  7. Learn to say no.
  8. Don’t abandon healthy habits.
  9. Take a breather.
  10. Seek professional help if you need it.