How do you feel about the holidays? Excited about traveling to see family and friends? Or are you dreading the office party? If the thought of shopping makes you want to pull a blanket over your head and sleep until January, you may be a little stressed out.
Many of us experience stress this time of year. Major factors include money, diet and exercise, gift giving, and hectic schedules. But you may be surprised how stress can impact you. Try this little quiz on the signs and effects of stress:
Test your knowledge here:
One of the best ways to get through the holidays with less stress is to develop a plan — but stay flexible. Using a to-do list app that allow your friends and family to share tasks and shopping lists is helpful too.
Above all, remember that you don’t have to do everything alone; this includes dealing with stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, Teladoc can help. Our licensed therapists and counselors are available 7 days a week. This year try something different: Give yourself permission not to pick the perfect gift for everyone, let dinner guests bring a potluck dish, and reach out to Teladoc when you need to talk through seasonal blahs. Happy Holidays!
This portion of the Teladoc website occasionally offers health, fitness and nutritional information and is provided solely for educational purposes only. You cannot rely on any information provided here as a substitute for or replacement of professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Teladoc cannot assure that the information contained on this site always includes the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular subject matter covered.
If you ever have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.
If you are in the United States and think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your health care professional, or 911, immediately.