How to Survive the Holiday Season

With gifts to wrap, guests to host, and meals to plan, the holidays aren’t always a source of good cheer. But never fear: It is possible to stop stressing. “Your external environment might not feel very calm, but there are still many things you can do to bring about that sense of calm internally,” says Aditi Nerurkar, a stress expert at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Here, five ways to get through the most wonderful (and chaotic) time of year.