There are all kinds of reasons that people can have trouble coping with the holidays. In a short video clip from Good Morning America, psychologist Dr. Ryan Fuller talks about several, ranging from family dynamics and financial stress to changes in schedule and poor diet/drinking factors. See tips for beating the holiday blues, which offers a few good rules of thumb:

  • Don’t Take On Too Much
  • Keep Some Semblance of a Routine
  • Give Yourself Some Space
  • Don’t Drink Too Much
  • Honor Loved Ones

For some, the holidays can serve as a trigger exacerbating some other issue. To help you and your employees survive the next few weeks, we’ve compiled a list of tips for handling various stressors and problems.
Helping Children Cope with Holiday Stress
Holiday stress: It’s not just for grownups anymore!
Dealing with grief or loss over the holidays
Coping with SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping from the Mayo clinic
10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays
Ease Holiday Stress, boost work life balance
Military Holiday Center , including 5 Tips Managing Deployment Stress During the Holidays
Five Christmas Survival Tips For The Divorced & Single Parent
Practical Ways to Enjoy a Divorced Family Christmas
How to Cope with Family Holiday Events… Without Alcohol!
The Holidays: Challenges and Survival Guide for Sober Alcoholics
Al-Anon helping families through alcoholism during holidays
Avoiding competitive shopping for fun & profit – minimizing financial stress
Financial stress is a big issue at this time of year. The following resources are not specific to the holidays, but helpful in addressing the financial stress that can accompany the holidays.
Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF)
Dollars and sense: Talking to your children about the economy

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