Here’s our holiday survival guide to help you and your employees deal with various stressors and special situations over the holidays.

At the Workplace
Seven Dos and Don’ts for the Holiday Season – from employment attorney Jonathan Segal
Top 10 Holiday Aggravations at Work – what not to do
Tis the Season – to be extra careful about holiday legal issues
14 Ways to Stay Focused at Work Through the Holidays

Avoiding stress & problems
9 Holiday Depression Busters
Coping with SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder
Ease Holiday Stress, boost work life balance
Holiday Health & Safety Tips – Centers for Disease Control
Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping – from the Mayo Clinic

Eating & Drinking in the Holidays
Healthy Eating and Holiday Meal Planning from the American Diabetes Association
Healthy Eating Tips and Light Party Recipes for the Holidays
Top 10 Holiday Diet Tips – WebMD
The Holidays: Challenges and Survival Guide for Sober Alcoholics
Al-Anon helping families through alcoholism during holidays
How to Cope with Family Holiday Events… Without Alcohol!

Family Matters
7 Holiday Stress Busters for Kids
10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays
Children of Divorce List Holiday Dos and Don’ts
2012 Dangerous Toys report

Special situations
Military Holiday Center , including 5 Tips Managing Deployment Stress During the Holidays
Dealing with grief or loss over the holidays
Helping Children Cope with Holidays After a Disaster (PDF)
Top Ten Ways to Survive the Holidays During and After Divorce
Handling Holidays After Divorce
Multicultural Familia – Holidays
How to Cope with Spending the Holidays Away From Home

Money and finance
Manage Your Holiday Spending (PDF) – tips from The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF)
Avoiding competitive shopping for fun & profit – minimizing financial stress
Mastering Your Holiday Season Budget
Making the holidays less materialistic for your kids – from KidsHealth
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

Guide to Meaningful & Charitable Gift-Giving
American Red Cross – Gift Giving Catalog
Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance
Charity Navigator
Avoid Charity Fraud
When Holiday stress gets to be too much, an EAO can be a lifesaver. Learn how ESI Employee Assistance Program can help address your employees’ wellbeing issues – from a wellness benefits and help for everyday work-life matters to comprehensive assistance for a wide array of potentially disruptive issues and problems. To learn more about how ESI EAP can help, give us a call: 800-535-4841.


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