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 2: You're Preoccupied with Perfection

Can you hear yourself saying, “It has to be the best?” If you have a competitive nature, it can really come out at during the holiday season. You will do your utmost to have an elaborate holiday celebration, one to remember. You get caught up in the feeling that you need to make magic happen, like you see on TV, hear on the radio or gaze at in store windows. In trying to create the perfect celebration with perfect food and perfectly-detailed decorations, we can really torture ourselves -- and everyone around us.

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