• Don’t over-commit. It is okay to say “no.” Be politely assertive when faced with your many holiday obligations.
  • Set realistic expectations. Temper your expectations and realize that everything may not go according to script. Be flexible.
  • Remember that you don’t have to spend a lot to show you care. Don’t overspend and get yourself into debt. Create a comfortable holiday budget and stick to it!
  • Don’t get blindsided by fatigue. Make it a priority to get rest, exercise and eat well.

Editor’s Note: UofL Today reprints To Your Health articles from the “UofL Physicians-Insider” newsletter. Read the entire December Issue (opens as a PDF document).