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Posted on: December 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Take Time for Self-Care for a Healthy Holiday Season

The American Psychological Association reports that 38 percent of people report an increase in stress around the holidays. Practice these self-care tips from Mental Health First Aid for a happy, healthy holiday season:

  • Don’t freeze people out. Spend time with people who love and support you.
  • Break out the ice skates. Take time to exercise, even if it’s just taking a spin around the ice skating rink.
  • Chill out. Avoid overbooking yourself, and don’t feel guilty about making time for self-care.
  • Get cozy. Make sure you are getting enough sleep.
  • Moderate the merriment. At all those holiday parties, eat and drink in moderation. Don’t drink alcohol if you are feeling down.

More info:

Learn more tips on managing holiday stress from the American Psychological Association's website.

Download the "Build Your Self-Care Snowman" infographic (below) on Mental Health First Aid's website.

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