Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: 5 ways to cope during the holidays

If the holiday season brings you more stress than joy, you’re not alone. Each year many Americans suffer from holiday stress and depression. This year, the pandemic may also leave you worried about you or your loved ones’ health and anxious about changing your holiday plans. One way to cope is to acknowledge that this holiday will be different, but still meaningful. Use this year as a stepping stone by choosing a few traditions to hold onto and being open to creating new ones with your family. Also, remember to take time for yourself. Find an activity you enjoy like meditation, walking outdoors, or a relaxing bath, and take a break.

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