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5 Red Cross Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

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Enjoy the Holidays with Red Cross Tips to De-Stress this Season.

It’s the holiday season! And along with the festivity and fun arrives the much anticipated holiday stress with travel to plan, gifts to buy and cooking to commence.

Amid the hustle and bustle, the American Red Cross has tips to help families and individuals cope with the heightened anxiety of the season.

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

1. Remember to eat healthy. Try to keep a balanced diet and drink lots of water.

2. Get plenty of rest. With so much to do, it may be difficult to have enough time to rest or get adequate sleep. Giving your body and mind a break can boost your ability to cope with the stress you may be experiencing.

3. Set priorities. Tackle that to-do list in small steps.

4. Be patient with yourself and those around you.

5. Stay connected with family and friends. Everyone is in it together, so ask for help if you need it and help them if you can.

For more information to keep you healthy and safe this holiday, including travel safety tips, cooking safety and home fire prevention, visit the preparedness section of the Red Cross website.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.