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
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.
May 3, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
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