Tips For Dealing With Social Anxiety Disorder During the Holiday Season

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My wife and kids LOVE the holidays. I find them totally stressful. I enjoy lots of stuff around the holidays, but work parties and other social events really make me uncomfortable and anxious. I found a few tips to make it through the holiday season. Check ‘em out.

 

If you are like me, the holiday season is stressful. Yeah, I know, I’m supposed to enjoy the holidays. Food, family, fun…. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the holidays, but I get totally stressed out during the parties and other social events.

Harvard recently published some tips for dealing with social anxiety disorder during the holidays.

Here is a summary:

If you suffer from social anxiety disorder, try to avoid isolation during the holidays, suggests Harvard Women’s Health Watch. That only serves to reinforce social anxiety. If small religious or family events are the least threatening, stick with those. Be careful with alcohol-there are serious pitfalls in using it to ease your worries or boost your courage. Leave time for relaxation, eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and avoid caffeine. Finally, keep in mind that social anxiety is likely to get worse if left untreated.

Read more at http://www.health.harvard.edu/women (sorry — subscription required).

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  • edwin

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  • Interesting article and it has helped me and my friends a lot.

  • HI, 

    Guys your tips are really very helpful  For Dealing With Social Anxiety Disorder During the Holiday Season.

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