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You know and I know that November and December are wonderful months, despite the drop in temperatures.  There’s just so much going on, there never seems to be any down time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s…we all look forward to the sights, smells, foods, and fun of these wonderful days. However, sometimes the things we love the most about the holidays could trigger headaches or migraines. I know first hand, unfortunately, that this happens all too often. That’s why the makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches” by following these simple steps, provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D.:

To help avoid your triggers:

  • Stick to your regular routine.  Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache. *
  • Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you’re not rushing at the last minute*
  • Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells**
  • Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger headaches**

Holiday time can also mean lots of traveling, so be sure to carry Excedrin® Extra Strength with you when you’re on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike.

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One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive a $100 American Express gift card!!!

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*Can be sourced to Cleveland Clinic

** Can be sourced to Headaches.org

 

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Lisa Brown wrote:

    I handle the stress by taking time out for me and reading a good book.

    Posted 11.15.13
  2. Elis B. wrote:

    Eat healthy and get plenty of sleep.

    Posted 11.15.13
  3. Elena wrote:

    I handle the stress by getting enough of sleep

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

    Posted 11.15.13
  4. Colleen Boudreau wrote:

    Yes kind of, and I just try not to overwhelm myself and do one thing at a time.

    Posted 11.15.13
  5. Mary Happymommy wrote:

    I *think* I’m ready for the holidays. I am doing a lot of my holiday shopping online to cut down on stress. I’m also not driving myself crazy with Thanksgiving preparations. This will be the first year I’m really going to recruit my kids to help prepare some of the food…Pinterest has been great for ideas.

    Posted 11.15.13
  6. Stephanie Phelps wrote:

    I try to delegate to handle the stress and just have fun!

    Posted 11.15.13
  7. Carla D. wrote:

    I handle stress by taking a time out for myself whenever it’s needed. Do one thing at a time and don’t rush myself to get it done.

    Posted 11.15.13
  8. Shannon wrote:

    I handle the stress with good books and hot cocoa for some me time:)

    Posted 11.15.13
  9. Cory wrote:

    I love Christmas season, decorating the house, spending time with family, baking.

    Posted 11.15.13
  10. Monique L. S. wrote:

    I am ready for the holiday season. I try to do as much ahead of time as possible. So, don’t leave Christmas shopping and baking until the last minute. This helps me not feel as rushed and stressed in the days before Christmas.

    Posted 11.15.13
  11. Monique L. S. wrote:

    Oops – my email is monorton (at) rogers (dot) com

    Thanks!

    Posted 11.15.13
  12. Jessie C. wrote:

    I am not ready for this season, eventually would I think. To handle the stress, I try not to sweat over small things and focus only on enjoying quality family time.

    Posted 11.15.13
  13. stephanie wrote:

    i make sure i get sleep

    Posted 11.15.13
  14. laura wrote:

    I am very ready for the season! I try to handle the stress by making plans in advance, sticking to my budget, and getting plenty of rest!

    Posted 11.15.13
  15. Angela Cash wrote:

    This will be the least stressful holiday I have experienced in years. I am on top of my gift list and I only have 2 gatherings to attend. It’s going to be a breeze and I’m looking forward to several days of “staycation.”

    Posted 11.15.13
  16. debbie jackson wrote:

    Yes, I am always ready for fun

    roddjackson at hotmail.com

    Posted 11.15.13
  17. Mer wrote:

    I’m getting there. My way of dealing with stress is taking a little time for myself each day…a cup of tea, a hot bath, or even just a few minutes of quiet.

    Posted 11.15.13
  18. Shannon Baas wrote:

    by getting plenty of rest.

    Posted 11.15.13
  19. Ann Fantom wrote:

    I reduce the stress by realizing everything doesn’t have to be perfect and take things as they come.

    Posted 11.15.13
  20. Margaret Smith wrote:

    I try to keep organized with lists and by doing a little each time I can.

    Posted 11.15.13
  21. Chris Martinez wrote:

    I try really hard to have a plan. My wife and I sit down and make sure that we don’t have *too* much to do on any one day.

    Posted 11.15.13
  22. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) wrote:

    i am ready! i load up on tissues and dayquil

    pixystik4u at gmail dot com

    Posted 11.15.13
  23. Cheryl Abdelnour wrote:

    I AM NOT READY YET. STILL LOTS TO DO. I GET EXTRA SLEEP AND WASH HANDS A LOT.

    Posted 11.15.13
  24. Pauline Milner wrote:

    I like to stay organized during the busy Holiday season in order to reduce stress. The main thing I do is to keep a notebook that contains all of my Holiday schedules, appointments, to do list, etc. I find that keeping everything in one place makes it much easier to be sure that everything gets done in a timely fashion. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

    Posted 11.15.13
  25. Jeanine wrote:

    I’m ready for the season. I handle all the stress by taking time out for myself.

    Posted 11.15.13
  26. Jennifer Marie wrote:

    I am almost ready for the season. I try to get gifts early so that I do not have to ma last minute shopping trips.

    Posted 11.15.13
  27. Jennifer Reed wrote:

    I am ready somewhat for the holidays. I ordered our Thanksgiving dinner from the local grocery store… I hate cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I also have got most of the big gifts purchased for my family for Christmas. I just need to get motivated to do baking coming up.
    reejen at comcast dot net

    Posted 11.15.13
  28. Barbara Montag wrote:

    I’m kind of ready – more than half done with shopping.
    Invited out so just bringing a dish to pass.
    For the stress I do body breathing – thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

    Posted 11.16.13
  29. ellen beck wrote:

    I am m ostly ready for the season. I handle the stress by rremembering things dont have to be perfect!

    Posted 11.16.13
  30. Cynthia C wrote:

    I try to do a little each day to avoid getting overwhelmed by the holidays.

    Posted 11.16.13
  31. Tari Lawson wrote:

    I am not really ready for the season. I plan to do much of my shopping online.

    Posted 11.16.13
  32. Darlene Carbajal wrote:

    I am ready for the holiday season. 🙂 the only thing I get stressed about is what I’m going to wear!

    Posted 11.16.13
  33. Krystel S wrote:

    I take hot bubble baths daily and listen to the white noise app on my phone.

    Posted 11.16.13
  34. Kim Ripley wrote:

    I am ready! Already started shopping.

    Posted 11.16.13
  35. Jody D wrote:

    Lots of help from the family. Team effort

    Posted 11.16.13
  36. Lauren wrote:

    drinks lots of water, take one day at a time

    Posted 11.16.13
  37. Rachel Travis wrote:

    I am ready! I handle the stress by shopping early so I don’t have things to stress about 😉

    Posted 11.16.13
  38. Nicholas Theodore wrote:

    I exercise by power walking or watch movies on tv and
    sports to relav

    Posted 11.16.13
  39. Nicholas Theodore wrote:

    I relax and deal with stress by power walking and watching movies and sports on TV

    Posted 11.16.13
  40. Mary Somerville wrote:

    I’m looking forward to the Holiday’s, but I am not ready yet! I try to keep the kids on their schedule as much as possible. I keep some Holiday crafts, and books on hand, for winding down time,

    Posted 11.16.13
  41. Albert L Peruzzo wrote:

    We simplify.

    Posted 11.16.13
  42. Shayna wrote:

    I try to avoid the malls and shop online !

    [email protected]

    Posted 11.16.13
  43. heather baker wrote:

    Getting plenty of sleep and not taking on more than I can handle, it’s not worth getting stressed it takes the fun out of it 🙂

    ivyvine1977 at gmail dot com

    Posted 11.16.13
  44. Lynn wrote:

    i usually take a nap, i don’t like to dwell on negative thoughts or stressful situations.
    but if i can’t eat, a good snack and a cup of coffee will do

    Posted 11.16.13
  45. Betsy Barnes wrote:

    I guess I’m getting ready for the season, began making lists, looking at ads. I handle stress during the holidays by taking time for myself, usually relax in a quiet room, listening to music, plus I delegate certain things to my husband and son 🙂

    Posted 11.16.13
  46. I’m ready! I haven’t shopped yet, but I wait until the last minute (I never know what I might win that I don’t have to buy). I handle stress by nursing my wine.

    Posted 11.16.13
  47. Katherine wrote:

    I prepare early, get in a routine. I have only one gift yet to buy

    Posted 11.16.13
  48. chris z wrote:

    i handle the stress by getting plenty of rest

    Posted 11.16.13
  49. sandra wrote:

    I am ready for the holiday season

    Posted 11.16.13
  50. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) wrote:

    stumbled the post aliciakeen

    Posted 11.16.13
  51. Reading a book and getting a good night’s sleep.

    Posted 11.16.13
  52. I’m not entirely ready, well maybe not even a little ready… I guess I’ll be handling some stress this year – one way or another :+)

    Posted 11.16.13
  53. Natalie wrote:

    I exercise during the holidays for stress relief.

    Posted 11.16.13
  54. I’m not even close to being ready for the holidays. I do have my Christmas cards but I haven’t taken the perfect photo of the kiddos yet, that might never happen. My oldest, now 18, is refusing our annual Santa photo–Momma always wins, though! haha

    Posted 11.16.13
  55. Suzanne K wrote:

    So NOT ready, been sick and not looking forward this year, not sure how much I’m going to try to do…

    Posted 11.16.13
  56. Stephen wrote:

    I don’t handle it well. stephen_alexander_esq @ yahoo.com

    Posted 11.16.13
  57. Katie Roch wrote:

    I am definitely ready for the holiday season! I handle the fun and the stress by staying organized and keeping my out year round for the perfect gifts.

    Posted 11.16.13
  58. soha molina wrote:

    I am so ready. Love this season.

    Posted 11.17.13
  59. Ginny wrote:

    I don’t handle it well, lol. I’m not in love with this time of year. I’m in retail, so that is stressful plus coming up with $ for gifts, etc. To relax, I like to read. That keeps my mind off the stress and helps me fall asleep.

    Posted 11.17.13
  60. Valencia wrote:

    I am still trying to figure out how to handle stress.

    Posted 11.17.13
  61. Brandon Lopez wrote:

    Smokin’ some good medicine. It releases all muscles.

    Posted 11.17.13
  62. kath g wrote:

    I try to get a lot of sleep, not procrastinate, do as much ahead of time as possible and not sweat the little stuff.

    Posted 11.17.13
  63. Mendy Dinsmore wrote:

    I try to just go with the flow. Hoping this yr is a good one.

    Posted 11.17.13
  64. Serena Powell wrote:

    I try to get away from what is stressing me and go read a book

    Posted 11.17.13
  65. Jessica Horne wrote:

    I like to curl up to a good movie or draw.

    Posted 11.17.13
  66. Tina Demarco wrote:

    yes i am i love turkey hot cocoa and christmas carols

    Posted 11.17.13
  67. Theresa Jenkins wrote:

    FUN no stress … I take it one day at a time

    Posted 11.17.13
  68. jose benavides wrote:

    I sit back and meditate and watch tv when stressed but I am never stressed .. its rare..

    Posted 11.17.13
  69. Janet W. wrote:

    I’m definitely ready for the season! I deal with stress by not waiting until the last minute to shop or wrap gifts. I try to space it out so it’s not overwhelming and so I don’t get headaches!

    Posted 11.17.13
  70. Sara Wagner wrote:

    I’m ready for the holidays. I usually unwind with a glass of wine.

    Posted 11.17.13
  71. Ashley C wrote:

    I handle the stress by avoiding going to crowded shopping areas especially during the weekends

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    Posted 11.17.13
  72. lestergg wrote:

    Pain is not for sissies. I’m a sissy so I take Excedrin

    Posted 11.17.13
  73. cheryl s wrote:

    I never stress during the holidays – love the whole season

    Posted 11.17.13
  74. Kiara wrote:

    I never get stress during the holidays.

    Posted 11.17.13
  75. robyn psris wrote:

    [email protected]
    I am ready and i just handle it by going one day at a time.

    Posted 11.17.13
  76. Michelle C wrote:

    NO! I was just telling my husband that I am feeling stressed because I have barely started Christmas shopping… I am usually more prepared by this time but this whole year has been crazy! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

    Posted 11.17.13
  77. Amelia Drew wrote:

    I try to take the holidays in stride and do as much early as I can

    Posted 11.17.13
  78. Jennifer B wrote:

    I guess I am ready, I try to plan ahead of time of what I am going to buy and from what stores.

    Posted 11.17.13
  79. Charlotte Padgett wrote:

    We no longer celebrate holidays but enjoy watching things on tv and looking at the holiday issues of magazines.

    Posted 11.17.13
  80. Karen M wrote:

    I handle the stress by not over-planning events. Thanks

    Posted 11.17.13
  81. Brenda Gaines wrote:

    relaxing

    Posted 11.17.13
  82. Emily R. wrote:

    I handle the stress by not trying to do it all and pacing myself.

    mscoffee77(at)juno(dot)com

    Posted 11.17.13
  83. JIM LYNAM wrote:

    RAFFLECOPTER NOT WORKING AGAIN???????????????????

    Posted 11.17.13
  84. Carla S wrote:

    I handle the stress by working out more.I’m not ready for the season at all.

    Posted 11.17.13
  85. Chrystal D wrote:

    I try to shop throughout the year so I only have a few things to get around the holidays

    Posted 11.17.13
  86. Grace A wrote:

    I am not! I have to make sure I’m healthy

    Posted 11.17.13
  87. Lasonda wrote:

    I am ready for the holidays. No stress here.

    Posted 11.17.13
  88. PAIGE CHANDLER wrote:

    I am not ready…no no no. I need excedrin for stress…UGH

    Posted 11.17.13
  89. Tina Kelly wrote:

    I get away from stress by getting out the house for a bit.

    Posted 11.17.13
  90. Jody Sisson wrote:

    Yes I am ready, I try and just Keep It Simple.
    jodysis at windstream dot net

    Posted 11.17.13
  91. Carolyn wrote:

    I am ready and have wine! giantspeedy @ yahoo.com

    Posted 11.17.13
  92. mickeyfan wrote:

    When the stress gets too much, I crack open a bottle of vino! 🙂

    Posted 11.17.13
  93. Pearl wrote:

    I meditate and plan to relieve holiday stress.

    Posted 11.17.13
  94. Christy wrote:

    I have found that alcohol helps. Maybe a drop or two of peppermint schnapps in the ol’ hot chocolate works wonders.

    Posted 11.17.13
  95. Nancy wrote:

    I am ready for the holidays. We have made them simple so that we do not have as much stress. Less gifts, less decorating, more food and fun!

    Posted 11.17.13
  96. Linda Lansford wrote:

    I surf the net

    Posted 11.17.13
  97. Linda G. wrote:

    I’m working on getting ready, I try to avoid the stress by planning ahead and doing things a little at a time.

    Posted 11.17.13
  98. Ava Chavez wrote:

    I am ready for the season & unfortunately am not too good at handling the stress.

    Posted 11.17.13
  99. sheila k wrote:

    I have slimmed down gift giving and decorating, and focus on making those around me comfortable rather than putting on a “big show.

    Posted 11.17.13
  100. Lily wrote:

    I thankfully don’t have a lot of holiday stress with my family, but any little stress I deal with by drinking a hot beverage. Works every time!

    Posted 11.17.13
  101. Jimmy wrote:

    I’m ready for the holidays. I don’t usually get too stressed out.

    Posted 11.17.13
  102. richelle bowers wrote:

    I usually do stress but this year I bought everything early so I wouldn’t

    Posted 11.17.13
  103. Isaac C wrote:

    I handle the fun and stress by not paying too much attention to it.

    [email protected]

    Posted 11.17.13
  104. Kyl Neusch wrote:

    not stressed ever!

    Posted 11.17.13
  105. Maria Iemma wrote:

    I am not ready for the Holidays. I have not started to shop even for the Thanksgiving fixings and the Christmas list is only a fading idea in my head. I need help!

    Posted 11.17.13
  106. melina r wrote:

    I am ready for the season. Handle the stress by taking a time out to relax.

    Posted 11.17.13
  107. Michelle Fosnaugh wrote:

    How do I handle the stress? Not very well actually Im a retail manager LOL

    Posted 11.18.13
  108. beth cole wrote:

    Taking naps really helps.

    Posted 11.18.13
  109. Wine and bubble baths help!

    Posted 11.18.13
  110. courtney b wrote:

    I read a long good book..

    Posted 11.18.13
  111. Molly wrote:

    nap

    Posted 11.18.13
  112. Susan Christy wrote:

    If I get too stressed, I head to the kitchen and bake, as that is my therapy and never fails to soothe me and calm my nerves.

    Posted 11.18.13
  113. Terra Heck wrote:

    I’m semi-sorta ready for the season. Seems it came upon me too fast this year. I try not to let it stress me out, and enjoy the holidays. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Posted 11.18.13
  114. Kelly D wrote:

    I am ready for the holiday season for the most part, I still have to do a lot of shopping. I just take lots of pictures and try to enjoy my time with my family.

    Posted 11.18.13
  115. We live in a different state than most of our family, which is lonely and stressful during the holidays. This year we are planning a weekend trip to spend time with our families for the holiday season! [email protected]

    Posted 11.18.13
  116. Anita L wrote:

    Financially I am not ready, as my husband was laid off work the end of July and we’re having difficulty making ends meet. I will still decorate and celebrate regardless of whether there are gifts. We should all just remember the true meaning of the holiday.

    Posted 11.18.13
  117. Emmy wrote:

    I am SO ready for the season! With the exception of not a completely clean house :/

    Posted 11.18.13
  118. Denise B. wrote:

    We just keep everything laid back and stress-free. We keep the focus on the celebrations. For Christmas, we just buy a few small things for our children.

    Posted 11.18.13
  119. McKim wrote:

    I’m starting to get in the mood for the holidays. I’m trying to tell myself it’s not big deal – things are what they are and they don’t have to be perfect – just enjoy what you have.

    Posted 11.18.13
  120. Amanda Sakovitz wrote:

    I dont think ive found a way to manage the stress of it yet but decorating and Christmas songs usually put me in a good mood.

    Posted 11.18.13
  121. Kathleen Downes wrote:

    I am ready for the holidays. We have a very small family so it’s not stressful at all. I buy presents early when I see a good sale or deal and that helps as well.

    Posted 11.18.13
  122. Dawn Sweeps wrote:

    No, I’m not really ready, but I will swing happily into gear once December hits.

    Posted 11.18.13
  123. Wendy T wrote:

    I’m ready.

    I booked a cruise for my son and I.

    One and done, and a ton of fun 🙂

    Posted 11.18.13
  124. Thomas Murphy wrote:

    I am ready and I don’t get stressed I just have fun.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

    Posted 11.18.13
  125. Grace Scammell wrote:

    Im working on it

    Posted 11.18.13
  126. johnathans_jiggle wrote:

    No big plans so no stress! Will throw it together and just focus on my little family, my bf and cat.

    Posted 11.18.13
  127. Grace Scammell wrote:

    Don’t see one for today.

    Posted 11.18.13
  128. johnathans_jiggle wrote:

    No big plans so no stress! Will throw it together and just focus on my little family, my bf and cat. [email protected]

    Posted 11.18.13
  129. Daniel M wrote:

    nope not ready and just go with the flow

    Posted 11.18.13
  130. Heather Hayes Panjon wrote:

    I’m Ready, I Try To Have A Healthy Balance And It Seems To Eliminate Stress

    Posted 11.18.13
  131. Angela W wrote:

    bubble baths help!

    Posted 11.18.13
  132. D Johnson wrote:

    I’m almost ready for the holiday season…almost! I will get there after Thanksgiving though. I don’t really handle the stress very well so I take a lot of hot baths with the lights dim to calm down and relax.

    Posted 11.18.13
  133. Jeanette Ardiente wrote:

    I try to limit my commitments to a manageable numner.

    Posted 11.18.13
  134. Sarah L wrote:

    I buy presents year round and remember the reason for the season and CHILL.
    Thanks for the contest.

    Posted 11.19.13
  135. Ronda wrote:

    No, I am not ready. I just take one day at a time and some very late nights and it all comes together.

    Posted 11.19.13
  136. Lorina Padgett wrote:

    I get plenty of rest and spend quality time with my husband.

    Posted 11.19.13
  137. Carolyn Daley wrote:

    Yes, I am ready for the holidays. I handle the stress by setting aside time to relax and unwind whether it be watching TV, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends.

    Posted 11.19.13
  138. jennifer sorenson wrote:

    I try not to stress and just enjoy being around family and then enjoying being able to go back home with just the 5 of us and relax 🙂

    Posted 11.19.13
  139. BlackAsphodel wrote:

    Spending time with friends helps me relax.

    My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Posted 11.19.13
  140. joseph gersch wrote:

    not ready forit. I relax by sipping tea

    Posted 11.19.13
  141. Jeanne wrote:

    I am not ready yet. I try to relax by reading a good book.

    Posted 11.19.13
  142. Jeanne wrote:

    Sorry forgot to leave my email. [email protected]

    Posted 11.19.13
  143. April V. wrote:

    I am most definitely not ready for the holidays yet! But I hope to be soon once our budget revives from the damage the dead car did to it!

    Posted 11.19.13
  144. Deb C wrote:

    I just do what I can and improvise the rest. A glass of wine now and then helps!

    Posted 11.19.13
  145. Karen Drake wrote:

    I am pretty much ready, I reduce stress by doing everything early if possible, that way I am not overloaded at the last minute.

    Posted 11.19.13
  146. Cathy Shaw wrote:

    I don’t get stressed out because I don’t overdo the holidays. I spend them quietly with my husband and a few friends. We don’t even exchange gifts.

    Posted 11.19.13
  147. Cynthia R wrote:

    I believe in retail therapy! It calms me down…

    Posted 11.19.13
  148. Kim H wrote:

    I keep it real. Remember the reason for the season

    Posted 11.19.13
  149. Diane wrote:

    I ended up in the ER last year the week before christmas because my heart was beating so irregular so this year I am trying to be pro active and get back into yoga – and I now have an anxiety medication I can take as needed.

    Posted 11.19.13
  150. Amy Honious wrote:

    Yes, I am ready. It is much easier now that the kids are grown and moved out. I shop throughout the year so no last minute rush, I prepare my cards Thanksgiving weekend and never put my tree up until the week before Christmas. My free time is spent baking and making goodies! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    Posted 11.19.13
  151. Angela Y wrote:

    I am ready for the holidays. They are usually laid back with the family, so not too much stress.

    Posted 11.19.13
  152. Beanybopp wrote:

    Sometimes I just have to unwind with a book in a corner for a bit to unstress. (email is the same in rafflecopter as to comment)

    Posted 11.19.13
  153. Karen Glatt wrote:

    To not be stressed, I plan for the Holidays months in advance and get presents all year round, when I find great deals on gifts then I stash it away. I also prepare the menu, and get a lot of the cooking done before the Holidays approach!

    Posted 11.19.13
  154. Diana wrote:

    I start my shopping early to help with stress. [email protected]

    Posted 11.19.13
  155. Paula V wrote:

    I buy as little as possible. It’s not about the gifts.
    [email protected]

    Posted 11.19.13
  156. Sara Wood wrote:

    I try to take a nice relaxing bath whenever I get the chance.

    Posted 11.19.13
  157. Tammy wrote:

    Make lists and not get over whelmed

    Posted 11.19.13
  158. Jennifer Speed wrote:

    I handle the stress with a nice warm bath and some hot chocolate. I have been ready for the season.

    Posted 11.19.13
  159. edq143 wrote:

    enter me thanks

    Posted 11.19.13
  160. Meagan wrote:

    I take all my stress out on baking while getting ready for the holidays. That or making gifts & wrapping them or giving to the local food pantry/agape & a bottle of wine of course!

    Posted 11.19.13
  161. carla bonesteel wrote:

    I’m not ready at all…I enjoy seeing my family, but I don’t handle the stress well…as a matter of fact, I get migraines when I’m stressed…always have.

    Posted 11.19.13
  162. carla bonesteel wrote:

    Do I need to leave my email in my comment? cardom12550atyahoodotcom

    Posted 11.19.13
  163. Adrianne B wrote:

    I’m ready. I just keep the Poinsettia Punch flowing to help me deal 😉

    Posted 11.19.13
  164. Last year, I stressed. This year I’m just slightly stressed because I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time BUT on the other hand my Christmas shopping is nearly done and I’m going to wrap presents early to avoid the last minute stressing.

    Posted 11.19.13
  165. Kari wrote:

    I’m not really ready for the holidays but am looking forward to them. I try to reduce holiday stress by shopping early and at times that are less busy (weekday mornings). I also try to maintain a regular sleeping schedule and just try to enjoy all the little moments!

    Posted 11.19.13
  166. JUlie wrote:

    shop early
    have potluck
    bake and freeze cookies ahead of time

    Posted 11.19.13
  167. John Leahy wrote:

    I’m naturally mellow so I don’t stress out much during the holidays. I just go with the flow. I might need Excedrin after a night of revels, though!

    Posted 11.19.13
  168. Tammy S wrote:

    I am ready. My tree is up and the house is all decorated. I am half way done with my shopping. Bring it on. I don’t get to stressed about the holiday’s. I just roll with it.

    Posted 11.19.13
  169. Tarah wrote:

    I’m ready for Thanksgiving! Our dinner is laid back & stress free – just the way I like to spend it!

    Posted 11.19.13
  170. Lisa V. wrote:

    I am not ready for the holidays, but don’t stress it, because it always gets done.

    Posted 11.19.13
  171. Candice wrote:

    I am somewhat ready. I try to plan ahead as much as I can, so it doesn’t all hit at once.

    Posted 11.19.13
  172. Jordan Y wrote:

    I’m not really ready yet. The holidays hardly ever stresses me out because everything usually works out just fine.
    [email protected]

    Posted 11.19.13
  173. Allie wrote:

    I’m looking forward to the holidays. enjoying good food and family

    Posted 11.19.13
  174. Melissa wrote:

    i love the holidays! i start early and take my time to prevent stress.

    Posted 11.19.13
  175. jessica wrote:

    I am not yet ready for the holiday season

    Posted 11.19.13
  176. Debra Guillen wrote:

    I haven’t even begun to start preparing for the holidays. I will be doing a lot of on-line shopping to avoid the stress.

    Posted 11.19.13
  177. Susan Smith wrote:

    I’m not really ready for the holidays for I don’t get too stressed about it because my husband helps with the shopping.

    Posted 11.19.13
  178. Christine Waddell wrote:

    Ready? Is it time? Shopping is close to done, if that counts. [email protected]

    Posted 11.19.13
  179. Brittney House wrote:

    I am ready. I’ve done all my Christmas shopping and prepping for thanksgiving dinner.

    Posted 11.19.13
  180. Rebecca Peters wrote:

    I don’t really stress this time of year.. only if I have to drive in the snow.. I love it..

    Posted 11.19.13
  181. debbie wrote:

    I try to plan ahead, make food ahead, and get my shopping done early.

    Posted 11.19.13
  182. Pam Gurganus wrote:

    Yes, I’m ready for the holiday season and I handle the fun and stress by not putting too much on just myself and asking for help if I need it!

    Posted 11.19.13
  183. Deb wrote:

    I make list and time line to follow so that everything gets done with time to spare.

    Posted 11.19.13
  184. gala wrote:

    I have “just me” time with a cup of tea and a book

    Posted 11.19.13
  185. robyn donnelly wrote:

    Not ready for the holiday and I handle stress by zoning out the mind occasionally.

    Posted 11.19.13
  186. jules m. wrote:

    i am looking forward to getting together with family, but i am not ready for CHristmas and it is stressing me out a little

    Posted 11.19.13
  187. Geoff K wrote:

    I’m definitely ready for the season! Just about have my shopping finished and plan to handle the stress by avoiding crowded malls and traffic, plan ahead for traveling, and make sure to take a deep breath and enjoy the time with friends and family over the holidays.

    Posted 11.19.13
  188. Sonya wrote:

    I’m so not ready! I’ll just be stressed for the next month 🙁

    Posted 11.19.13
  189. sheila ressel wrote:

    I don’t stress. I do what I can and don’t worry about the rest.

    Posted 11.19.13
  190. Anna L wrote:

    I’m looking forward to the holiday to spend time with family.

    Posted 11.19.13
  191. Pat B wrote:

    I’ve already bought half the gifts on my list. Getting an early start keeps me from getting stressed.

    Posted 11.19.13
  192. Mary Cloud wrote:

    I’m not ready even though I do have a few gifts bought already. I sing along with Christmas songs in the car to help relieve stress
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

    Posted 11.19.13
  193. Cálaeb Temple wrote:

    yes, i am. i go for walks!

    Posted 11.19.13
  194. Richard Hicks wrote:

    I am very ready. I handle the stress by just taking things one step at a time and not getting worried if things ddon’tgo as planned.

    Posted 11.19.13
  195. Vanessa Nettesheim wrote:

    I am always ready for the holidays before most people. I get my christmas shopping done early so I’m not broke around that time of year. That helps keep the stress down 🙂

    Posted 11.19.13
  196. michelle jonassen wrote:

    I am ready for the holiday season. I love spending time with my family. We try to keep it as stress free as possible and just enjoy time with one another.

    Posted 11.19.13
  197. I’m ready for the season. I keep it simple and don’t try to do too much.

    Posted 11.19.13
  198. Rebecca Lock wrote:

    I am ready for the season. I fill my freezer with meals during October so I do not have to worry about cooking during December.

    Posted 11.19.13
  199. Naps 🙂

    Posted 11.19.13
  200. Amy Bostic wrote:

    I’m not ready for the holidays. I haven’t put up the tree yet now have I done any Christmas Shopping. Times are hard this year with losing my job. I’m not going to stress about gifts I just want to spend quality time with my family. Jesus Is The Reason For the Season!!!!

    Posted 11.19.13
  201. Jared Z. wrote:

    I just don’t bother anymore. That’s how it makes it easier on me. Sad to say, but I’m so many years of being the person who pushes sometimes you just have enough

    Posted 11.19.13
  202. Alona Young wrote:

    I shop for and make gifts all year long – it makes the “crunch time” easy and you can find sale & clearanced items that way!

    Posted 11.19.13
  203. Jason wrote:

    I think I’m ready.

    Posted 11.19.13
  204. Alona Young wrote:

    I shop for and make gifts throughout the whole year, it makes the hectic holiday crunch easy and I find deals on every gift this way.

    Posted 11.19.13
  205. Stephanie Larison wrote:

    I’m always under stress, doesn’t matter what the season it, lol. I like to take 20 min breaks all to myself when I need them.

    Posted 11.19.13
  206. Erin Ritter wrote:

    I handle the stress by reminding myself of the fun. There’s nothing like seeing the look on your child’s face on Christmas morning 🙂

    Posted 11.19.13
  207. mary gardner wrote:

    i am ready. i don’t get too stressed out because what gets done gets done and what doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world.

    Posted 11.19.13
  208. Robyn L wrote:

    I love to bake this time of year. For me if I have a stressful day, I get into the kitchen and bake up a bunch of goodies.

    Posted 11.19.13
  209. Brandy B wrote:

    Lots and lots of wine!!!

    Posted 11.19.13
  210. Karen Leonard wrote:

    Coffee

    Posted 11.19.13
  211. Jen Haile wrote:

    I shop early and try to stay away from the crowds!

    Posted 11.19.13
  212. tallcapp wrote:

    I don’t handle it. I panic

    Posted 11.19.13
  213. jodi goins wrote:

    i am ready for the holidays but not the cold weather.we just take one day at a time enjoy the day dont worry about tomar or anything else.make memories while we can!!

    Posted 11.19.13
  214. Roger D wrote:

    I let my wife take the lead & I help her however she needs

    Posted 11.19.13
  215. Tim wrote:

    I love the holiday season. I do a lot outside to handle the stress.
    timothy j 228 AT gmail DOT com

    Posted 11.20.13
  216. danielle Marie wrote:

    i really dont do stress well. and fun. i miss fun.

    Posted 11.20.13
  217. Lisa wrote:

    I try not to stress and just enjoy the holidays. They go by too fast.

    Posted 11.20.13
  218. Carla wrote:

    I’m not ready! Have cleaning to do before Thanksgiving, & I dread bringing down all those boxes of Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving! It’s a pain in the back, among other places!

    Posted 11.20.13
  219. molli vandehey wrote:

    i try not to actually treat it as different from any other time of year

    Posted 11.20.13
  220. Shannon wrote:

    I’m not ready but I try to have fun with loved ones and not stress too much, if I do get stressed a treat like dark chocolate helps.

    Posted 11.20.13
  221. Sharlee wrote:

    Remember that it’s not about the gifts, it’s about spending time with the family and enjoying the company. And by keeping a bottle of excedrin in my purse at all times lol

    Posted 11.20.13
  222. Sarah Marshall wrote:

    I just don’t let myself stress about the holidays. Holidays are about spending time with the people you love and having fun. There is no reason to stress. Money is tight, and society’s emphasis on gift giving can make me feel down sometimes, but as long as the kiddos in the family have a few things under the tree and we have a nice meal to eat, that’s all that matters! And I have no doubt that God will provide exactly that!

    Posted 11.20.13
  223. Virginia Rowell wrote:

    I am not ready for the season. When I get stressed, I read (which is a lot!),

    Posted 11.20.13
  224. Priscilla S. wrote:

    I’m getting ready. I have most of my gift list done so I’m ready to bargain shop.

    Posted 11.20.13
  225. Tanya White wrote:

    Not really ready for the season I handle the stress one day at a time.

    Posted 11.20.13
  226. Kirsten wrote:

    I love the holidays. One thing I do is to make sure I get my sleep. When I am tired everything seems difficult, stressful… Being well rested helps with my attitude.

    Posted 11.20.13
  227. Denise Donaldson wrote:

    yes, and I already have my shopping done. to battle the stress, I enter contests. 🙂

    Posted 11.20.13
    • Denise Donaldson wrote:

      oops forgot to leave my email. its winz135 at gmail.com

      Posted 11.20.13
  228. love it and would like to do allot of shopping on line

    Posted 11.20.13
  229. Leslie L Stanziani wrote:

    I love the holidays but am already stressing this year.I normally have most of my shopping done or at least the money saved but due to vehicle issues have nothing done or saved.I am just not going to let it get to me and plan to do some baking and crafts with my 4 kids to help me relax.
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Posted 11.20.13
  230. Melanie Montgomery wrote:

    I’m ready! I kicked it off with holiday shoppingin NYC, but I didn’t bring hand sanitizer and I came home sick

    Posted 11.20.13
  231. Kathleen wrote:

    I am ready for the season but I get way stressed out during it. I don’t handle stress well and end up with headaches.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

    Posted 11.20.13
  232. Tiffani Jade wrote:

    I love Christmas time. I try to avoid getting stressed out by doing some shopping online so I can avoid crowded stores and long lines. I also stay home on black Friday and just enjoy time with family.

    Posted 11.20.13
  233. I’d ready! I like to take hot baths 4 the stress

    Posted 11.20.13
  234. Dalyn wrote:

    So not ready this year! Stressing big time!

    Posted 11.20.13
  235. Excedrin is a lifesaver with my migraines and headaches. Controlling your breathing (thank you yoga) is also amazing!

    Posted 11.20.13
  236. Courtnie wrote:

    I handle stress by taking time to myself.

    Posted 11.20.13
  237. Jen V wrote:

    I am not ready for the season at all! I know it is going to be stressful but I will try to schedule some me time each day to de-stress.

    Posted 11.20.13
  238. Travis wrote:

    I’m still looking for work so Christmas is going to be a little tough, but we will stay positive!

    Posted 11.20.13
  239. Angela Ash wrote:

    I’m ready for the season because it kind of feels like it isn’t here yet. It came so fast and will probably blow by so quick. I try to have as much fun as possible. I deal with stress by working out everyday. It really helps.

    Posted 11.20.13
  240. Hollie Secrest wrote:

    I handle the stress by taking a nap. I lay down every day even if I don’t sleep.

    Posted 11.20.13
  241. Usually I cannot wait for the holidays, I love all of the shopping, wrapping and giving. This year I will be out of commission for most of it, so not really excited.

    Posted 11.20.13
  242. Kat Emerick wrote:

    I love holidays!! I am always ready!!The baking, buying, wrapping, decorating.. everything!

    Posted 11.20.13
  243. Colin Glendon wrote:

    I don’t feel like I’ve handled it until its over, but it goes by so fast.

    Posted 11.20.13
  244. Mel wrote:

    I try not to let it get to me.

    Posted 11.20.13
  245. beth wrote:

    i dont know i just try to eat right and get enough sleep

    Posted 11.20.13
  246. Ellie W wrote:

    I’m not feeling it yet. As it gets closer I’m sure I will. My two little grandsons always make the season exciting for me. I am going to try not to stress over not enough money or time this year.

    Posted 11.20.13
  247. Tara wrote:

    I’m not ready yet, but I will be! I actually like to shop.

    Posted 11.20.13
  248. Mollie Colón wrote:

    I try not to get too stressed during the holidays but when I do, I cook! It eases my mind and comforts my soul. I do get a lot of stress headaches tho and I do think many people – like myself – wait too long before they take an excedrin or other pain reliever. This causes more pain, more stress and a worse headache! I’m starting to learn how to throw my tough gal ego aside and just take something to help… Especially when you’re as busy as I am!

    Posted 11.20.13
  249. Paula Tavernie wrote:

    Yes I am ready for the Holidays and I handle it by going with the flow I don’t worry much about it I go at my own pace if it happens it happens!!

    Posted 11.20.13
  250. thischickwins wrote:

    i am ready, and i take naps

    Posted 11.20.13
  251. Julie Hawkins wrote:

    I’m not ready, because I’ve been battling a cold. I have to take a deep breath and do the best I can to get it all done!

    Posted 11.20.13
  252. kathy pease wrote:

    I am somewhat ready but this time of year is very stressful to me..I stress over the cooking,buying gifts and being stuck inside through the winter but I do love spending the time with my wonderful family 🙂

    Posted 11.20.13
  253. amy pugmire wrote:

    I like to plan ahead and watch for coupons to help save money.

    Posted 11.20.13
  254. Kat Stuart wrote:

    Living in S. TX means not a whole lot of change to the season; just more days with the AC turned off. As for celebrating the holidays…I find myself alone this year so I am just going to let then slide by as someone else’s problems. I prefer to ignore them this year.

    Posted 11.20.13
  255. Maegan McCown wrote:

    I just handle any stress by thinking about the rewards it brings

    Posted 11.20.13
  256. amy deeter wrote:

    im not really ready for it but i take one step at a time

    Posted 11.20.13
  257. Meaghan F. wrote:

    I try to have everything on an organized schedule and shop sales to deal with presents.

    Posted 11.20.13
  258. Barbara Butler wrote:

    really we just enjoy the holidays and the season

    Posted 11.20.13
  259. Linda Szymoniak wrote:

    Unfortunately, I don’t look forward to the holidays, so naturally I’m not ready for them. It doesn’t help that Thanksgiving this year falls on the 28th, which was my brother’s birthday (he passed from cancer the year I got married) and the anniversary of a good friend of mine passing. I do still try to make things good for my daughters, though, and look forward to seeing my sister and her family.

    Posted 11.20.13
  260. steve weber wrote:

    Not really.. I try and wash my hands a lot.. drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep.

    Posted 11.20.13
  261. Lanicsha Wynn wrote:

    I am not ready 🙁 I handle stress by cooking

    Posted 11.20.13
    • Lanicsha Wynn wrote:

      email: iloveher6923 at yahoo dot com

      Posted 11.20.13
  262. melikegarfield wrote:

    I make sure I do a big cleaning before the holidays to help reduce the stress during the holidays.

    Posted 11.20.13
  263. melikegarfield wrote:

    oh…and my email is (melikegarfield AT gmail DOT com)

    Posted 11.20.13
  264. Leslie Davis wrote:

    Not remotely ready yet. I worry about being able to get everyone gifts that I’d like to.

    Posted 11.20.13
  265. Michelle S wrote:

    I don’t involve myself too much into festivities.

    Posted 11.20.13
  266. rose paden wrote:

    I am not ready for the holidays! I try not to wait till last minute but i end up doing that every year!

    Posted 11.20.13
  267. Anna E. wrote:

    Im ready! And i handle stress from it all by working out everyday!

    Posted 11.20.13
  268. I can’t wait. I love spending Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

    Posted 11.20.13
  269. kelly tillotson wrote:

    you dont have to do and go to everything. im trying to learn that.
    *kelly
    [email protected]

    Posted 11.20.13
  270. socratesjr wrote:

    In terms of reducing stress, we actually live near two of our relatives so we take the kids to stay with us so that the big get together place can be kept ready and clean for the big events of the holidays. onetime AT emethod DOT com

    Posted 11.20.13
  271. Holli Joren wrote:

    I just try to get all shopping done early so I don’t have stress!

    Posted 11.20.13
  272. Holli Joren wrote:

    Forgot e-mail! [email protected]

    Posted 11.20.13
  273. Jacob LaFountaine wrote:

    I’m not ready for the season. I don’t handle stress that well

    Posted 11.20.13
  274. susan smoaks wrote:

    i exercise and try not to overeat!

    Posted 11.20.13
  275. Kathy Luman wrote:

    I’m always glad to get the Holidays over with. I find it as a financial stress.

    Posted 11.20.13
  276. Heather S wrote:

    starting to get ready but not there yet. I do get a tad stressed.

    Posted 11.20.13
  277. Vikki Billings wrote:

    I am done with my Christmas shopping now all I have to do is wrap gifts and I love to wrap. I get things done early so I do not have to stress over anything.

    Posted 11.20.13
  278. Annemarie Z. wrote:

    I am ready for it. I don’t let the stress get to me.

    Posted 11.20.13
  279. Allison wrote:

    I handle stress well not that I like it. I would love to have a bit more fun.

    Posted 11.20.13
  280. chelsea c wrote:

    definitely not ready this year! ahh! stressing out … we’re taking a big vacation that i didn’t properly budget for (we don’t usually) … so it’s very hectic and not at all fun at the moment. ehhn. my own fault.

    looking forward to december and christmas tho! should be good!

    Posted 11.20.13
  281. shanta spradlin wrote:

    I don’t handle stress well, I try to take some time to myself and cool off. [email protected]

    Posted 11.20.13
  282. Lillian wrote:

    I procrastinate, pushing things further off, causing more stress lol

    Posted 11.20.13
  283. Kendra Gillilan wrote:

    Have to keep it simple, me, lupus and stress don’t mix !

    Posted 11.20.13
  284. Sky Kory wrote:

    I do not handle stress well, and I try to sleep.

    Posted 11.20.13
  285. Jaclyn Reynolds wrote:

    I try not to over schedule our family and I’m trying to get as much done before December as I can!

    Posted 11.20.13
  286. Bev wrote:

    this would be a big help in aoiding the headaches this season

    Posted 11.20.13
  287. Beverly Metcalf wrote:

    I just try to enjoy the holiday season, with as little stress as possible and take breaks whenever needed. Thanks.

    Posted 11.20.13
  288. Terry Cross wrote:

    I am not ready. I try to avoid stress by shopping online, if I can

    Posted 11.20.13
  289. tina reynolds wrote:

    I love the season just take things one event/day at a time and if things get too crazy cuddle up with some hot chocolate and a christmas movie 😉

    Posted 11.20.13
  290. Bryan E. wrote:

    Thanks for the giveaway… we rotate our big holiday dinners-parties-get togethers among a group of extended family & friends so that no one gets “stuck” every year (with an inordinate amount of guest induced stress) !

    Posted 11.20.13
  291. Danalee Davis wrote:

    If I start to stress out I try to calm down and myself that the Holidays are not supposed to be stressful. But they are supposed to be fun and joyous filled with great experiences with family and friends. 🙂

    Posted 11.20.13
  292. I hadle stress by drinking a glass of wine and relaxing at the end of the day, and no I’m not ready yet!

    Posted 11.20.13
  293. Sand wrote:

    I exercise daily to keep my stress under control.

    Posted 11.20.13
  294. Brandy wrote:

    I am not ready but I try not to stress too much about it. I just try to enjoy every moment I have with my family.

    Posted 11.20.13
  295. CharityS wrote:

    No, I don’t let the holidays stress me out.

    Posted 11.20.13
  296. Nellie Curry wrote:

    I try not to stress and enjoy doing crafts with the kids

    Posted 11.20.13
  297. Buddy Garrett wrote:

    I actually handle the winter season best. My outlook on life is like a monk’s or a Buddhist. My boss says I am low maintenance. I put my mind at ease and don’t stress out. Since having surgery for colon cancer I have slowed down and appreciate life more.

    Posted 11.20.13
  298. I take lots of Bubble Baths

    [email protected]

    Posted 11.20.13
  299. Marcy Strahan wrote:

    I always fill a little plastic tote full of OTC meds & flu supplies & have it ready!

    Posted 11.20.13
  300. Tamara wrote:

    It’s fun preparing for the holidays. And I enjoy de-stressing with my family, watching tv and movies together at night.

    Posted 11.21.13
  301. Tim Moss wrote:

    About as ready as I’m gonna be I guess. Stressed out from working all the time!

    Posted 11.21.13
  302. Gianna wrote:

    I have a plan and stick to it.

    Posted 11.21.13
  303. Michelle Tucker wrote:

    I’m ready, only because there won’t be much shopping to do. I used to handle the stress with lots of hot baths and hot chocolate after long days.

    Posted 11.21.13
  304. April Martin wrote:

    Spending time with friends and family is always a stress reliever!

    Posted 11.21.13
  305. Helena wrote:

    It’s hard but I try my best to handle stress.

    Posted 11.21.13
  306. amanda whitley wrote:

    im not at all ready. i handle the stress by entering giveaways:)

    Posted 11.21.13
  307. april yedinak wrote:

    I try to plan and organize so that I can relax during the holidays. I also try to remember that no one is looking for a magazine worthy holiday, just good times with friends and family.

    Posted 11.21.13
  308. Amy Orvin wrote:

    Yes, I am ready. I handle the stress by listening to relaxation music.

    Posted 11.21.13
  309. Teresa Thompson wrote:

    Yes, Im ready. We just go with the flow and it works out great.

    Posted 11.21.13
  310. ann lawton wrote:

    I am handling the stress with Prayer and Music. Also by not concentrating on myself as much.

    Posted 11.21.13
  311. Victoria Carlson wrote:

    I am definitely ready for the season! I love the holidays and I don’t get too stressed unless I don’t plan ahead. I like to get my shopping done throughout the year so it isn’t stressful!

    Posted 11.21.13
  312. meredith wrote:

    I try to plan for the upcoming holidays to destress!

    Posted 11.21.13
  313. ellen casper wrote:

    Tree is already up and decorated – half the stress is gone already. I try to space things out.

    Posted 11.21.13
  314. Tamar wrote:

    I am stressed…and I don’t know how to deal iwth that.

    Posted 11.21.13
  315. laurie wrote:

    I am not ready for the season, it seems it always get me in a whirlwind and i’m sometimes wondering what to buy for people

    Posted 11.21.13
  316. Stacy wrote:

    ready for the season!

    Posted 11.21.13
  317. I deal with stress by making time for a very quick nap! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Posted 11.21.13
  318. Melinda wrote:

    I’m ready, I usually read some to handle the stress! 🙂

    Posted 11.21.13
  319. Paula v wrote:

    Hi. Did you choose a winner for this?

    Posted 11.29.13

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