Surviving and Thriving in Spite of Holiday Stress

Holiday stress is no joke! Here are some quick tips to help manage and cope from Trish Fehr, a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified alcohol and drug counselor with Memorial Behavioral Health–Counseling Associates.

  • Stick to a budget. Over-spending during the holidays can lead to continued stress down the road.
  • Feel emboldened to say, “No, thank you.” Protect your time for a reasonable schedule.
  • Unplug the technology. Be face-focused instead of screen-focused.
  • Incorporate exercise–daily, if possible.
  • Practice healthy drinking habits. Alcohol is a depressant and can exacerbate feelings of stress and sadness.

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