10 Tips for Managing Your Stress and Depression During the Holidays

10 TIps to Managing Holiday Stress - Relationship Solution Center
  1. 1.Recognize what triggers stress for you and how you handle stress.
  2. If changes are necessary, change one behavior at a time.
  3. Identify how you would like to honor yourself, friends & family during the season.
  4. Prioritize and organize.
  5. Let others help plan and organize activities.
  6. Set a spending limit.
  7. Take care of yourself.
  8. Considering taking care of others by volunteering.
  9. Curb your drinking since it increases feelings of depression.
  10. Seek support from friends and family if needed.

If these tips do not work for you, or if you feel that your depression and/or anxiety is not just related to the holiday season, please contact a local professional for assistance.

Dr. Irgang
Dr. Lisa Irgang is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of Relationship Solutions Center. She provides a variety of services to meet her clients needs. Dr. Lisa has worked with people throughout Chicagoland, helping with adjusting to significant life changes, ADHD, Alternative Sexualities, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Dealing with Chronic Illness, Depression, Low self-esteem, Parenting special needs children, Relationship concerns, and Trauma. She's a graduate of Argosy University Chicago and a Fellow at CLII - Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

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