Gail Saltz, MD: Lessen Your Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

The first step to avoiding emotional landmines is to predict them before they happen (14 Photos)

Gail Saltz on Dec 18, 2011 at 4:09PM

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Gail Saltz, MD: Lessen Your Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

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Emotional Landmine No. 1: Are You Taking on Too Much?

Women tend to feel that everything about the holiday rests on our shoulders; we are the doers, the creators, the implementers. And we wonder why we are feeling so overwhelmed? Doing it all is hard, and doing it all with a sense of ease and a smile on your face is impossible. Inevitably, you resent those around you for watching you carry the burden alone without lifting a hand. And that's not all: once you become irritable and crabby and start barking at others, you then begin to feel guilty. You have let yourself down -- again!

How to avoid this vicious cycle? Read on

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