Home > Health Library > Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress
The holidays can be a joyful time,
offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. But they can also be
stressful. You may feel pressure to buy and give gifts. Maybe you are worried
about money. The holidays can also be hectic. There never seems to be enough
time to get things done.
Think about the kinds of events that
trigger stress for you during the holidays. Then you can focus on one or two
things you can do that will help the most to reduce stress.
Here are some
may not be able to avoid stressful situations during the holidays. But you can
plan to respond to them in a healthy way.
Other Works Consulted
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (2006). Holiday stress. Study conducted for the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Available online: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2006/12/holiday-stress.pdf.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven Locke, MD - Psychiatry
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
I Want To...
Join Our Social Network