Slideshow 6 tips for employees to reduce holiday stress

  • December 06 2013, 11:57am EST
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1. Define your holiday mission

If you have a core mission for the holiday season, you can work to keep that top of mind, Bedrosian says. If you do start to get stressed or anxious, remember why the holidays are important to you to calm yourself down.

2. Respect your limits

If you are tired, rest. If you are hungry, eat. Also, if you don’t have the money, don’t spend it.

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3. Consider scaling back your holidays

If you are experiencing more stress than usual in other parts of your life, keep in mind that you don’t always have to repeat something extravagant that you did last year.

4. Express gratitude

Count your blessings in an active way, Bedrosian says. Make a list of the people and things you appreciate in your life.

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5. Be careful consuming alcohol

Watch your drinking, especially if you are feeling at all depressed this holiday season

6. Anticipate the letdown

It is normal to feel a little letdown after the holiday excitement is over, but you can prepare for it. Be sure to build some pleasurable activities into your January schedule and you will have some things to look forward to.