HOW TO DEAL WITH HOLIDAY STRESS
Tis the season to be jolly, right? Well, let’s see… with stressors such as a lack of time, money worries, over-commercialization, gift-giving pressure, shopping and crowds, family commitments (ahem… in-laws… need I say more), back-to-back parties, and the hassles of travel, can one honestly say it’s the most wonderful time of the year? The holiday blues are a real thing and according to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people said their stress level increases during the holidays. There also seems to be so much pressure for us to be overly jolly during this time of year, however, those expectations seem to be unrealistic and can also lead to stress (even amongst children).