Ah, the Holidays…Let the Stress Begin

Many of us know that the holidays can be a stressful time of year.  It starts as early as Halloween for some and lasts straight through the new year.

Of course, the best practice is to prevent the stress in the first place.  This can be accomplished by doing things like:  setting realistic goals and expectations, planning ahead, making and sticking to a budget.

However, if we don’t take some preventative measures we can easily get caught up and become overwhelmed.  We try to do too much and perhaps with all of the extra social gatherings we end up eating, drinking and spending too much as well.  WebMD and the Mayo Clinic offer some great suggestions to manage stress and take control of the holiday season!

During the season of giving, remember that you deserve something as well.  Give yourself a break and put the Fa-La-La-La-Ahhhhhh…back in to your holiday season!

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