Are The Holidays A Stressful Time In Your Household?
‘We ate too much.’ ‘We’re never home.’ ‘We didn’t get to spend any quality time with those we wanted to.’ ‘We spent too much money.’ ‘We feel exhausted.’ ‘Why do we even bother?’<
If you want to avoid that stressed-out feeling this holiday season try avoiding some common mistakes.
Like many we tend to let our expectations, poor planning, and over-indulgence get in the way of truly enjoying and de-stressing during our ‘down-time’. The key to success in avoiding the ‘holiday blahs’ is to recognize those activities that energize, motivate, and please us, and to delete or change those activities that irritate, disappoint, and anger us.
Beverly’s Hot Tip for celebrating Stress-Free Holidays Week:
Holidays provide opportunity for celebration, gift-giving, reflection, tradition, relationship and spiritual renewal, and relaxation. However, they often bring about family tension, crowded schedules, remembrances of lost loved ones, and/or additional tasks and expectations. By determining your goals for the holidays and by staying in control of your overall plan, you can help to ward off excessive stress and have more stress-free holidays and a enjoyable time all around.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!