The holidays are a time to celebrate with your friends and family. But for many, this time of year can cause stress and depression.
Here are 4 tips from Mayo Clinic to help keep the holidays stress-free:
- Make a budget. Decide how much money you can spend. Then stick to that budget when shopping.
- Say no. People will understand if you can't participate. If it's impossible to say no, remove something else from your list.
- Keep up healthy habits. Holidays should not be a free-for-all. Keep stress and guilt at bay by not overindulging.
- Make time for yourself. Spend 15 minutes alone, without distractions, to reset.
Consult a medical professional if you feel your stress or depression is more severe.