NewsPTSD Advent Calendar 2017

Shopping during Christmas can be overwhelming, especially for anyone sensitive to noise, bright lights and huge crowds.

If you know that shopping stresses you, ask a friend to come and make an outing of it. Plan what you want to buy, what stores to visit and schedule in a break for coffee or something with your friend.

And give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Keep an eye out for more handy tips on avoiding the stress of Christmas shopping and other stress triggers in the next few days.