Does your stomach tighten when you think about the holidays? Stressed out? Worried about getting into arguments, not meeting others' expectations, not picking the right gifts? The American Psychological Association says anxiety goes up during the holidays. Though holidays should be a fun time, they bring lots of stress and sometimes dishearten us, weakening our relationships.
Wonder why this season brings stress and headaches instead of a glow of excitement?
Think about how most of us prepare. We overspend energy and money on gifts and meals, argue over misunderstandings, and pack "fun" events into every minute, every day, every night. No wonder it's not fun anymore!
Peek inside the word "holiday." It means "holy day," but holy days should be about building stronger relationships, sharing and loving. So many times, they end up just being a hassle.
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