Tips: How to cope with holiday stress

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December 18, 2013, 10:31 am
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(NECN) - The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year.
     
Things like the weather, shopping, menu planning and making sure you send out the cards in time can add on to the stress.
    
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Merson from the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders joined us with more on how to cope with that stress.

She said that while spending time with family can be great, it can also be a prime cause of stress, especially with differing opinions and too many people in close quarters.

She said if you know there is a “hot button topic” in your family, plan to put that topic to the side and don’t bring it up.

Other coping tips include keeping a regular routine, exercise and eating and drinking in moderation.

Tags: Christmas, holiday, holiday season, stress, Dr. Rachel Merson
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