Don’t let the holidays stress you out!

Written by Dr. Susan - December 13, 2011

This time of year can be super-stressful. It’s so busy,┬áthere’s pressure to buy the right gifts and it’s hard to fit in time for exercise. Also, for some teens, it’s near the end of a marking period and you’re waiting for your grades. AND for seniors, it’s also around the time that college decisions start coming back. Wow! it is a crazy time. But you don’t have to let it get to you; there are a few things you can do to feel less stressed.

1. Keep everything in perspective–remember, what ever is stressing you, will be over soon and you’ll be fine!

2. Focus on the positives–after all, most of this season is FUN; so keep yourself thinking about all the great times you’re going to have with family and friends.

3. Take one day at a tine. Rather than thinking about everything that you have to get done, make a short list of things to do today and do your best to cross of everything on the list. You’ll feel great about it and it will reduce your stress.

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