December 9, 2011

The holidays are not always holly jolly. In fact, many people experience exhaustion and depression while friends and family members are in the mood to celebrate. Even people who are normally cheery sometimes find themselves feeling down around the holidays, and those who have a history of depression need to be extra mindful of how they manage their holiday stress.

The good news is that, while it will likely take a little effort on your part, there are ways to combat stress and find some holiday joy this season. Keeping modest expectations of the holidays is a good start to keep from being disappointed. Don’t worry about things beyond your control, take care of yourself and don’t be afraid to accept help when needed.

For more ideas of ways people can find balance, reduce stress and find ways to celebrate the festivities, read the full article on WebMD.