1. Prioritize The People You Love.
Having fun with friends and family members can be a great stress reliever, because it boosts levels of the so-called cuddle hormone oxytocin. So go ahead and make time to exchange gifts, reminisce, and catch up on everybody’s lives.
But beware: All friends and family members aren’t created equal, and for some people, family obligations can be one of the biggest sources of family stress. If that’s true for you, try to avoid or minimize negative interactions, whether that means avoiding that uncle who always fights with you over politics or staying at a hotel (rather than crashing at your parents' or sibling's place) in order to give yourself an escape from drama.