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How You Can Cope With Holiday Stress

How You Can Cope With Holiday Stress

We use science to tell you how you can cope with the stress of the holidays. 

The holiday season is one that is meant to be joyful–and it is–but it also comes with its fair share of stress and dismay. From party planning to gift-giving it seems like the infinite list never ends. How can one deal with the stresses of the holidays? Approximately 22 percent of American adults said they look to alcohol to combat these pressures. But, if you are looking for a way to deal with the stresses of the holidays without ruining your liver, here are some helpful and healthy ways you can do just that–brought to you by researchers, data, and the great scientific method.

  1. Color. The phenomenon of adult coloring books can be a welcome distraction for stressed-out adults. The American Art Therapy Association stated that while it can’t replace real therapy, it has been shown to reduce stress effectively. Borrow your child’s book (or buy one) and take five minutes to unwind.
  2. Do the Dishes. You may think that doing the dishes increases your stress levels, but it actually has the opposite effect. A study published by Florida State University showed that paying attention to the minute details of doing the dishes–the distinct smell of the soap, the temperature of the water, the different textures of the dishes–to receive the full benefits of washing the dishes.

You can find the best de-stressors in the most unusual places. Of course, an open mind is required in order see any benefits. For all of your insurance coverage needs, contact the insurance experts at Scavone Insurance Center in White Plains, New York. We will work with you to makes sure you have the coverage you need to protect you from any disasters this holiday season.

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