Holiday music has been ringing through the malls for weeks, fueling expectations of picture-perfect gatherings and glittering gift exchanges. But before we know it, our “Hallmark” visions can turn into stress-induced shopping trips, blown budgets, dietary derailments and forced family fun.
As wonderful as the holidays can be, they certainly bring about stress, anxiety and depression for some people. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 3 in 5 Americans feel like their mental health is negatively impacted by the holidays. So before plowing head-first into December, take a moment to consider these holiday tips.