Coping With Holiday Stress

Content provided by Amplitude Magazine

As joyous as the holiday season can be, it can also cause a lot of stress. Wanting to buy everyone the perfect gift, trying to attend every holiday gathering, hosting a party, meeting end-of-year deadlines at work, traffic, spending, and crowds can each cause stress, and put a damper on the season.

Plus, stress has a negative impact on your health. It can cause muscle tension, headaches, chest pain, an upset stomach, and sleep issues. It can affect your mood and trigger depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, and restlessness. Stress has also been associated with undereating and overeating, tobacco use, drug and alcohol abuse, angry outbursts, and social withdrawal.

The following tips can help you keep your stress level down and help you enjoy the season.

 

 

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