Holiday times are exciting with food, family and lots of cheer. They holiday spirit and season is joyful, but also stressful. The on goings of life are draining and that starts taking a toll on your mental, emotional and physical health. The season is a stressful time for everyone, not just for you but your family and co-workers, as well.
Stress is a leading cause resulting in anxiety and we’re all aware of the fact the holidays are the main source that cause this. Whether it is family or the pressure of the holiday shopping or the pressure of hosting. When your household is the host for family or friends from out of town, the tension of ensuring everything is in order can be extremely stressful and even if you’re the one visiting family. It’s completely natural to become a little overwhelmed, anxious or depressed in this season. Remember when experiencing these emotions to step back and calm yourself so that you may de-stress.
Remember holidays are about cheer and love. Don’t be too hard on yourself while trying to live up to everyone’s expectations and letting negative conversations ruin your joy. Try your best to not let someone else’s sour manners and mood ruin your holiday cheer!