The holiday season is a time for joy and reconnecting with family and friends. For many, it’s also a time filled with stress, demands, and hectic schedules. In the weeks leading up to the holidays, it’s important to remember that one of the best ways to manage stress is through self-care. Follow these tips to help you take care of yourself and manage stress as the holidays approach:
• Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet;
• Exercise regularly;
• Get plenty of sleep;
• Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out—for example, treat yourself to a therapeutic massage; and
• Maintain a normal routine.
Visit the CDC website to learn more self-care tips and the common symptoms of stress.