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Tips To Handle Holiday Stress

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By Carl Azuz

(CNN) - 'Tis the season to be jolly, but why are these people fighting over Crock Pots and MP3 players?

"Most people freak out about three particular things during the holiday -- specifically time, money and other people," Psychiatrist Dr. Marc Dalton said.

When it comes to time, limit yourself to the festivities, both on the giving and receiving end. There's only so much eggnog you can drink.

"I would say pick two or three things that you really, really want to do and then reserve the other times for yourself," Dr. Dalton said.

If the expense of the holidays is nipping at your wallet, set a budget and stick to it. Remember, some of the best memories don't come from a store.

"Experiences are usually a lot better than things, especially during the holiday season," Dalton said.

For some, creating the perfect holiday can bring on frustrations and unrealistic expectations. Doctors suggest during this time of year, it's a good idea to just breathe.

"I always say take one weekend where you plan to do nothing, but do things that you need to do for yourself," Dalton said.

So when Santa Claus visits this year, you'll be able to say "ho, ho, ho," instead of "bah humbug."

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