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Knock Stress Out Of Holiday Celebrations

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While most people look forward to the holiday season, it also can be a time when stress makes the time less than enjoyable.

Corie Zelazoski at the Oneida County Health Department says they're emphasizing people keep up good habits with proper eating, exercise and tobacco and alcohol use, but also to not think you have to do more than you can handle...

"...just learning how to say 'no' when it comes to the holiday season, (whether) it's your holiday celebrations or shopping or doing the cooking or the preparation for the parties and learning that it's ok to say no and not feel guilty about it...."

Zelazoski says plan out a budget and be realistic as to what you want to do. She says reach out to others and ask for help. She says as hard as it can be, take time for yourself and get away from what is causing you all the stress.

She  says plan ahead...

".....we all know the holidays are coming, so make lists ready for shopping when you go out. Have designated shopping days. Be prepared for your celebrations. Maybe start cooking ahead of time. Thinking about your shopping lists for the cooking and also not being afraid to ask for help...."

 Zelazoski  says they're emphasizing people keep up good habits with proper eating, exercise and tobacco and alcohol use, but also to not think you have to do more than you can handle.

She says if it becomes  a bit much, seek help from a medical professional.

Zelazoski says they're holding a public presentation to discuss holiday stress management tips Thursday, December 11, from 9:00am to 10:30am at Coffee Beans Etc. on Lincoln St. in Rhinelander.