The holidays can be a stressful time. Use a common salutation this season to help you remember to destress. Holiday Greetings!

Helping others in need can reduce stress and negative feelings.

Only take on things you have time for though because sometimes saying “no” to someone else may mean saying “yes” to yourself!

Let yourself enjoy the little things that matter.

Indigestion can be a sign of stress. Take a moment to evaluate if you ate too much or if you need to destress.

Develop a budget and stick to it!

Avoid things that can end up hurting you. These include too much alcohol, reckless spending, and negative thinking.

You should make “you” a priority. Spend time with the people and activities that bring you joy.


Get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 4 days each week.

Remember to focus your energy on things you can control. Don’t waste energy on things outside of your influence.

Eat at least one hot, balanced meal a day.

Exercise at least five times per week — this will help burn extra calories and increase your stress-coping threshold.

Take time for yourself.

If you are bringing in food for a party, bring something healthy to eat. Some people will appreciate it.

Never drink alcohol and drive.

Give to someone less fortunate.

Stay close to your network of friends and count on them for support when you feel overly stressed, depressed, or out of control.


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