Tips to Manage Your Holiday Stress

WellnessWhen you think of the holidays, it may bring comfort and joy, but for some, the holidays mean added stress. Holiday-related stress and depression can cause headaches, overeating and insomnia. To combat these side effects, it is best to identify the cause of your stress and then take steps to rectify them. Consider the following tips to alleviate your holiday stress:

Money-Related Stress

  • Set a budget for each person you need to purchase gifts for and track how much you are actually spending.
  • Leave the credit cards at home when you go shopping. If you do not have the cash to spend, you cannot afford it.

Social Stress

  • Do not feel like you must meet all family and friend obligations.
  • Ask others for assistance in hosting gatherings, cooking and purchasing gifts.


  • Stay active and continue to exercise and eat healthy.
  • Consider volunteering to help others, especially if you are feeling lonely.

Employees in your office may be experiencing stress and depression this month. Many insurance companies and employers are offering wellness programs to help keep employees healthy. If you’re interested in learning more about implementing or enhancing a wellness program at your organization, contact the Director of Health & Productivity.

Source: Zywave

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