JOPLIN, MO--Mental health experts say there are numerous factors that contribute to anxiety around this time of year. They believe many people become too focused on recreating childhood memories that aren't realistic as adults. Friends and family also have busier schedules around the holidays which leaves many residents without a support system. To reduce anxiety, counselors recomend delegating chores, setting a realistic budget, and establishing healthy boundaries with relatives. Counselors say a hectic schedule can also be difficult for your children. So, try to keep their routine as stable as possible, maintaining bedtimes and eating habits.