Experts offer tips to help ease holiday stress

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Traveling, shopping, baking, decorating, plus holiday get togethers; add them all up, and they can equal big stress.

But experts say there are ways to manage it.

Wellness experts suggest you begin by managing your expectations. Not all occasions will be as joyous as you might hope, so don't allow yourself to be disappointed.

Also, stick to what you usually do.

Eat on a normal schedule, get enough sleep, and hit the gym.

And try to prioritize what's most special about the holiday season--skip the errands that aren't as important.