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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How to Avoid It: It's Not Too Late -- Delegate!

Give you partner a list of tasks he can do. If you don’t have a partner, divide tasks and errands up with other family members, your brother, your mother, even a friend. Sometimes the reason you don’t delegate is because you really want everything to be just so and aren’t willing to take the risk that someone else won’t things exactly as you do. That's a trap. You have to let go and let some things be done a little differently. If you can acknowledge that sharing responsibilities means that everyone else gets to feel useful, involved and successful, then they will feel happy and you will feel less burdened and stressed. It's a win-win situation.

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