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Minimizing Stress During the Holidays: Tip 5

Pandemics are stressful. This stress can ruin the upcoming holiday season and leave you feeling empty. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off the negativity just in time to spread cheer this coming month and the ones following.

There are multiple reasons why someone may already find this time of year difficult. In a normal year, the holiday season presents all kinds of demands like shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning and entertaining. It can be hard to manage everyone’s expectations, especially during these hard times set by COVID-19.

Even amid this moment, it is possible to minimize the stress that accompanies holiday celebrations with a few tips and tricks. Healthily coping will help you, the people you care about and your whole community stronger.

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Seek professional help if necessary

Despite your best efforts, you may find yourself in a hole impossible to dig yourself out of without professional help. If you find yourself in the dumps, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or mental health professional about the next steps to take.

The pandemic amid the holidays is uncharted territory for most. Navigating it can be tricky. 

Despite all of this, take control of the holidays and what they mean to you. With a little planning and positive thinking, this year can be memorable in a good way.

We wish you all comfort and joy.

For more information on dealing with stress, please visit cdc.gov.

For more tips and tricks, keep updated on uicsl.org.