Tips To Handle Holiday Stress - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Tips To Handle Holiday Stress

Posted:

By Carl Azuz

(CNN) - 'Tis the season to be jolly, but why are these people fighting over Crock Pots and MP3 players?

"Most people freak out about three particular things during the holiday -- specifically time, money and other people," Psychiatrist Dr. Marc Dalton said.

When it comes to time, limit yourself to the festivities, both on the giving and receiving end. There's only so much eggnog you can drink.

"I would say pick two or three things that you really, really want to do and then reserve the other times for yourself," Dr. Dalton said.

If the expense of the holidays is nipping at your wallet, set a budget and stick to it. Remember, some of the best memories don't come from a store.

"Experiences are usually a lot better than things, especially during the holiday season," Dalton said.

For some, creating the perfect holiday can bring on frustrations and unrealistic expectations. Doctors suggest during this time of year, it's a good idea to just breathe.

"I always say take one weekend where you plan to do nothing, but do things that you need to do for yourself," Dalton said.

So when Santa Claus visits this year, you'll be able to say "ho, ho, ho," instead of "bah humbug."

Copyright 2012 CNN. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Thieves Steal KMPH FOX 26 Gas Card, Charge Up $1,400

    Thieves Steal KMPH FOX 26 Gas Card, Charge Up $1,400

    The hunt is on for a thieves who stole a KMPH FOX 26 News credit card and used it to fill up a number of cars in Fresno.More than $1,400 in stolen gas was placed on the stolen credit card.The crooks even used the card at the same gas station several times in a day.Surveillance video from several gas stations show at the time the stolen credit card was used, a group of people were at the gas station filling up several cars.Jim Moore, KMPH Fox 26 Chief Engineer says, "$1,400 is a lot of money....More >>
    The hunt is on for a thieves who stole a KMPH FOX 26 News credit card and used it to fill up a number of cars in Fresno.More than $1,400 in stolen gas was placed on the stolen credit card.The crooks even used the card at the same gas station several times in a day.Surveillance video from several gas stations show at the time the stolen credit card was used, a group of people were at the gas station filling up several cars.Jim Moore, KMPH Fox 26 Chief Engineer says, "$1,400 is a lot of money....More >>
  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

    SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

    If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.
    More >>
    If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.

    More >>
  • Memorial Fund Set Up to Remember COS Employee Killed in Accident

    Memorial Fund Set Up to Remember COS Employee Killed in Accident

    A College of the Sequoias employee killed at work last week is being remembered by the community.37-year-old James Heuer died July 18th when he was driving a spray rig on the COS farm in Tulare and for unknown reasons, he lost control and wound up being pinned underneath the tractor. He worked as a farm specialist for COS and was also a former student there.Thursday, the college announced a scholarship fund has been set up for Heuer's seven-year-old son, Ethan.And friends, family and co-worke...More >>
    A College of the Sequoias employee killed at work last week is being remembered by the community.37-year-old James Heuer died July 18th when he was driving a spray rig on the COS farm in Tulare and for unknown reasons, he lost control and wound up being pinned underneath the tractor. He worked as a farm specialist for COS and was also a former student there.Thursday, the college announced a scholarship fund has been set up for Heuer's seven-year-old son, Ethan.And friends, family and co-worke...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.