Tips for coping with holiday stress

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Are you feeling stressed this holiday season? Not only do we have the pressure of finding the perfect gift this time of year, but we're also managing busy work and travel schedules - not to mention hosting family!

A lack of time and money, commercialism, pressure of giving or getting gifts and family gatherings are all at the top of the list for biggest stressors according to recent studies. It's a lot, but there are better ways to cope and manage that stress.

You'll find some of those ways in Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo's book "Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love."

Dr. Lombardo stopped by ABC7's studios to offer some advice to help you take a step back and enjoy the holiday season.
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