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Skin Inc. magazine Wishes You a Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 22, 2009

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If you can't afford the gifts you'd like to give ...

  • Remember that people who care about you will be more interested in the fact that you thought of them than in the cost of your gift. Find a poem someone would enjoy and frame it. Or, bake something special for someone.

If you get anxious at social gatherings ...

  • Self-help workbooks can help you develop skills to conquer social anxiety. Start now, though; don't wait until the day of the event.

If you've lost a loved one, and the holidays are especially tough ...

  • Find a way to remember your loved one. Play the person's favorite music, for instance, or visit his or her grave, making sure to bring along family or friends who can help you cope.

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Mental Health America has more on coping with everyday stress.