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By: Angela Vensor Cushman

Holiday stress can affect everyone, even children. There are many potential stressors during the holidays. Some potential stressors are gift-giving pressure, family get-togethers, money worries, lack of time, travel, and taking time off work. Stress can lead to emotional problems.

What are some of the negative impacts of holiday stress-

Withdraw from social life
Feelings of sadness
Loss of emotional control
Sleep disturbance

What to do to manage holiday stress:

Use healthy boundaries with family, friends, coworkers, etc
Problem Solving
Acknowledge your feelings
Reach out to your emotional support system
Mindfulness- bringing attention to the present moment and identifying what really counts