A few tips on reducing the stress of the holiday season.
As fun as the holiday season can be, so can it be stressful. But there are things you can do to reduce that stress. First, don’t expect perfection, second try to get as much done, in advance as possible, and finally try to avoid a few bad habits, suggests Dr. David Posen, author of The Little Book of Stress Relief. “People tend to keep late hours, they tend to eat too much (and too much rich food), they tend to drink too much, they tend to cram too many things into an evening. You know, they’ll have two or three social engagements and they’ll try to run from one to another. Those are all stressful things too. So I think people need to, first of all, have evenings off, evenings where they stay home, it’s quiet, they don’t do any holiday preparations, they just kind of zone out, go to bed early. One or two nights like that a week will serve you very well in allowing you to enjoy the other nights better.”
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