Making a to-do list is often touted as a way to gain control over stress. But, a holiday task list that runs over with should-dos may only set you up for an anxiety-filled season.
This year, try these five strategies for a holiday list that promotes health and joy:
“The Different Kinds of Stress.”American Psychological Association. www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-kinds.aspx.
“Exercise Fuels the Brain’s Stress Buffers.” American Psychological Association. www.apa.org/helpcenter/exercise-stress.aspx.
“Holiday Health and Safety Tips.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/.
“Making the Most of the Holiday Season.” American Psychological Association. www.apa.org/helpcenter/holiday-season.aspx.
“Take Some of the Stress Out of the Holidays.” American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org/mfa-recipes/tips/2012-12/taking-some-of-the-stress-out.html.