Holiday Stress – Organization and a little planning go a long way in reducing stress during the holidays.” …
Holiday Stress: Ways To Minimize Stress So You Can Enjoy Your Holidays More
For many people the holidays are a time of stress and over-scheduling. Too often we get caught up in all of the things that we think we need to do and there is just not enough time to do everything.
Luckily most of our holiday stress is self imposed. Remember the season is a time for joy, not stress. Everthing does not need to be perfect. Try to enjoy everything you are doing. If you consider it a chore, it won’t be fun.
Here’s a wonderful article by Carrie Contey, Ph.D. from The Huffington Post:
HuffingtonPost.com Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:40:33 GMT
Sure, there are lights to hang, parties to attend and gifts to purchase, and if you love doing these things, great! Do it all and enjoy yourself. But if you don’t enjoy these things, you can just say no. You get to choose. The people around you want YOU. Your presence is the best gift you can give. If you say yes to things you think you should do but don’t really want to do, you are going to be less connected to the people around you…
Santa Has It Right
Make a list and check it twice. Write a list and keep yourself organized during the busy holiday season. With so much going on it is easy to forget something. A list will help keep your stress levels in check.