Simple Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

Look up stress in the dictionary and you will see a picture of your grandpa, who turns off the lights when he leaves a room ... even if you're still in it. Or maybe you'll see a picture of your fourth grader, who won't tell you she needs four dozen cookies until eight o'clock the night before you need them. Or maybe you'll see big crowds, or long hours spent at the stove, or one of the many other things that cause you stress during the holiday season.
The holidays. They're meant to be a season rich in family and friends, gifts and generosity. And sometimes, that's exactly what's causing your stress.
So how can avoid it? You could plan to be in Tahiti on on December 25th. Or you could cut yourself a break, and try some of these tips from Forbes for a more restful, stress-free holiday.
View the slideshow above for a few of their ideas!
For more helpful holiday advice, check out 20 Ways to Cope With Family During Thanksgiving... With Thanks, and 13 Ways to Avoid Holiday Tension... With Thanks.
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