Its Christmas time! Time off work, gifts to give and receive, eating and drinking as much as you like! Seeing friends, family, loved ones. The atmosphere of goodwill and cheer. What’s not to like?
Although the Christmas season is supposed to be a time of joy, for many, Christmas (and the lead up to Christmas) can be a time of stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and loneliness.
For those who have recently lost a loved one, Christmas can intensify feelings of grief and sadness. Some people experience feelings of isolation, financial pressures or increased family conflict that can make this a very stressful time of year.
However, there are some steps you can take to help manage stress and anxiety during the festive period. Here are 5 tips to take to reduce your stress in the lead up to Christmas:
Taking care of money worries
For many people the number one stress during Christmas is the financial burden of buying gifts and attending social functions! Here are some tips for managing your Christmas finances and reducing your financial stress during the silly season:
Dealing with family tension
Staying healthy to avoid Christmas anxiety
Protect your downtime
If you found these tips helpful, we have a more in-depth course available to learn how to deal with stress!
Find out more here https://hiddenworldofyou.com.au/courses/dealing-with-stress/
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!