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How to not completely freak out this holiday season

The holiday season should be a happy time, not a stressful time! That’s why, this season, we’re presenting the top 10 ways to keep stress under control while enjoying the holidays with your family and friends.

Tip 1: Be reasonable.

How many people should come to dinner? Count up the number of dining room chairs you have, and start from there. Bottom line: keep the guest list manageable!

Tip 2: Accept imperfections.

So the tree is a little crooked…and you weren’t able to exactly replicate your grandmother’s traditional holiday dish. Don’t worry! You’re doing amazing.

Tip 3: Light up your senses.

Soothing scents from holiday candles can help reduce stress with therapeutic ingredients. Minor burn lighting the flame? NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief can help.

Tip 4: Get up early.

Set your alarm 30 minutes earlier and use the time to read, meditate, sing, dance—whatever gets your positive energy flowing. Tuck yourself in 30 minutes earlier at night to stay rested!

Tip 5: Wrap smarter.

Nursing paper cuts from wrapping gifts is no way to spend a holiday. Nip pain in the bud with NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief Cream—and stress less knowing your cut is protected.

Tip 6: Break out the photo album.

No, not the one on your phone—the one on your shelf! Revisiting fond family memories will remind you what the holidays are truly all about.

Tip 7: Ask for help.

This busy season, don’t be afraid to ask someone to lend a helping hand. In the true holiday spirit, they’ll probably be glad to!

Tip 8: See the sights.

Brave the chilly weather to take your family on an outing to see the holiday sights in your neighborhood. A change of scenery can do wonders for your mood!

Tip 9: Smooch.

Kissing under the mistletoe is more than romantic—it also relieves stress by releasing endorphins and promoting a sense of connectedness.<sup>1</sup>

Tip 10: Prepare a “houseguest kit.”

Give holiday houseguests a small basket of essentials like shampoo, soap, and NEOSPORIN® First Aid Products—so they don’t have to ask you for them when you’re busy!

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