The holidays can bring out an array of emotions in us. Some fill us with joy while others fill us with stress.
Stress can arise from financial concerns, awkward social situations during seasonal parties, hosting family or friends, remembering the loss of a family member or loved one, the pressure of high expectations during the holiday, and the impact of changes in diet and sleep. No matter what form it comes in, stress can make the holiday season a time some dread.
However, the holidays don’t have to be this way. Here are a few tips to help fend off holiday stress, according to the Mayo Clinic Health System.
The holidays can be a stressful time, so make sure to prioritize your own health throughout the season.
Let’s make it a good month!
Todd Hoffman, M.D., C.P.E., is chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, a division of Health Care Service Corp., a Mutual Legal Reserve Company.