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Up to 25 percent of people experience some sort of holiday anxiety or depression. Reducing stress over Christmas requires some planning ahead, staying flexible, depending on your loved ones, and more.

Stay Flexible

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Stay Flexible

Whether it’s dinner, parties, gift-giving, or some other wonderful holiday spectacle, surprises happen — especially when a lot of people are involved. If you’re going to make it through with your sanity and grace in place, you’ll need to learn to bend here and there.

Remind yourself the holidays aren’t about perfection, but about fun, laughter and compassion. Since food plays such a pivotal role at this time of year, keep a bit extra in the freezer and a couple of takeout menus on hand to get you through the rough patches.

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