Among the frenzied holiday shopping, hosting parties, keeping your kids occupied for weeks, and spending time with (sometimes contentious) family members, the holidays are downright stressful. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but you may find yourself in over your head.
You shouldn’t let the stress of the season ruin the holidays for good. Instead, we spoke to mental health experts who explain how to stop holiday stress in its tracks and deal with it as it arises. With these 11 strategies, you’ll be able to take a deep breath and actually enjoy this busy time of the year.