The holiday season is here, bringing with it a lot of stress. There’s the shopping, gift wrapping, cooking, baking, entertaining, traveling — all on top of the demands we all face every day.
The American Red Cross has some steps people can take to cut down on the holiday anxiety as they go through their to-do lists to get everything ready. For instance, remember to eat healthy while rushing around in holiday mode. Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. Other tips include:
Stay positive and appreciate the season. Perhaps share the baking and cooking with loved ones and enjoy the time together. Have a gift wrapping party. Keep entertaining simple. Make it all fun.
For more information on how to enjoy the holiday, including travel safety tips, cooking safety and home fire prevention, visit the preparedness section of the Red Cross website.