The holiday season is thought to be the happiest time of the year. Still, the anxiety of having too much to do, too little time and the tendency to overspend can easily overshadow holiday happiness. With some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies this time of year.
- Get organized. Make lists or use an appointment book to keep track of tasks to do and events to attend.
- Know your spending limit. Shop with a list and set a budget. Don’t spend more than you’ve planned. For helpful budgeting tools and resources visit the Merrill Lynch website at benefits.ml.com.
- Keep a regular sleep, meal, and exercise schedule. Taking care of yourself will help you deal with stressful situations during the holidays.
- Know that support is available. The holidays can be a difficult time, especially for those that have lost family or friends. If you or a family member is struggling to cope, contact BHS, your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), at 800-245-1150 for confidential support and guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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