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8 Tips for overcoming holiday anxiety and stress

For most of us, the holidays are a time of celebration, family and friends reunions, making memories and joy. For others, thou, it can mean stressful situations. Don’t let the stress and holiday anxiety get the better of you and your holidays!

Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
~Douglas Pagels

According to a Healthline survey that measured holiday, stress shows that overall the majority of respondents were stressed. However, more gen-Xers reported feeling stressed (65 percent) with baby boomers (62 percent) and millennials (61 percent) neck and neck.

 8 Tips for overcoming holiday anxiety and stress


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


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