The holidays can be a joyful time, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. But they can also be stressful. You may feel pressure to buy and give gifts. Maybe you are worried about money. The holidays can also be hectic. There never seems to be enough time to get things done.
Think about the kinds of events that trigger stress for you during the holidays. Then you can focus on one or two things you can do that will help the most to reduce stress.
Here are some ideas:
You may not be able to avoid stressful situations during the holidays. But you can plan to respond to them in a healthy way.
Other Works Consulted
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (2006). Holiday stress. Study conducted for the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Available online: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2006/12/holiday-stress.pdf.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven Locke, MD - PsychiatryChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of: July 26, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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