Here’s how you can combat your holiday stress

GF Default - Managing holiday stress
GF Default - Managing holiday stress

HOUSTON – With all the shopping, gatherings, and travel, the holiday season can be stressful.

Here is what you can do to combat it and enjoy the holidays (relatively) stress-free.

WHEN DOES STRESS PEAK?

The stress extends through December with bursts of stress popping up around Dec. 13, but researchers say people feel the heaviest stress right when they are sitting down for dinner on Christmas day.

“We just get overwhelmed in the moment of small specific details and we lose sight of the big picture,” says Dr. Mariam Wahby, education specialist at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Wahby said the physical symptoms are real.

Stress can cause headaches, upset stomach, cravings for sweet high-fat foods, but she’s got some tips to keep you stress-free.

WHAT CAN WE DO?


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