Scripps Offers 10 Tips to Make Your Holiday Season Less Stressful

Expert says focus on being grateful, less on potentially upsetting topics

Thomas C. Lian, MD, a psychiatrist and behavioral health medical director at Scripps Health in San Diego offers advice on how to beat stress during the holidays.

Preparing for holiday visitors? Worrying too much about what could go wrong at that family get-together coming up, rather than thinking of what you can do to help make things go right?


Thomas C. Lian, MD, a psychiatrist and behavioral health medical director at Scripps Health, shares his expert advice on how to make those large family gatherings less stressful and more joyful in a column published in the La Jolla Patch.


Dr. Lian’s advice ranges from focusing on being grateful for having a warm place to be for the holidays and avoiding asking potentially upsetting questions such as “When are you ever going to get married/have children/buy a house?”


Read: Preparing for Holiday Visits? It Doesn’t Have to be Stressful, in the La Jolla Patch.

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