The list-making, the shopping, the parties, the dinners. Cooking, cleaning, dressing up, no slowing down. The holidays, lovely as they are, are some of the most stressful weeks of the year. Even if you love the heightened state of everything, you need to manage the stress in order to get through. Keep in mind these tips for easing holiday stress.
Take periodic breaks to just calm down. Step away from your desk (or the half-decorated tree), sit down, stop making lists in your mind. Just take five minutes to regroup—or more, if you need it.