“Merry Christmas!” and “Happy holidays!” often carry connotations of cheeriness and joy. But sometimes, the holidays just aren’t as pleasant as these well-meaning season’s greetings imply. Dealing with all the stress that accompanies holiday parties, shopping, cooking and other preparations can take a serious toll on your wellbeing, and, if left unacknowledged, can lead to more serious problems like depression. As you prepare to face this holiday season, don’t neglect your psychological health. We borrowed a few handy tips from the Mayo Clinic and the Huffington Post to get you started on the path to a merrier, happier holiday.