The “12 Ways of Christmas” Holiday Stress Reduction.
by Moshe Rozdzial, LPC
The holiday season is a time of great expectations. Often this leads to feeling pressure to
spend more money, overeat, use alcoholic beverages, postpone sleep, and to put on a holiday
“happy face”. There may also be challenges for those living alone or away from family. This may
lead to stress, overwhelm and depression. Some suggestions on how to handle holiday stress
in healthy ways are as follows:
1. Maintain healthy eating habits. Don’t let the holidays become a dietary nightmare.
Overindulgence may add to stress and guilt, and health risks....