Tis the Season, yes? The season of love, joy, hope and peace. The Season where we honor the spirit of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice. Ahhh, peace on earth, goodwill to all.
But for many of us, it's also the Season of Stress Balls.
We have so much to do .... Gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, decorating, parties, shopping, family events, and the list goes on. Many of us find ourselves stretched to the limit - out of time, money and patience and overstuffed with too much food and too many indulgences.
Yes, the stress grinch can really take a bite out of one's holiday spirit.
When you consider the daily chronic stress load that most people are carrying - perhaps up to our eyeballs - when the stress of the holiday season is poured on top, we can simply be overwhelmed. So what can we do about it? Well, here are a few ideas.
What Else Can You Do?
To Sum It All Up
Lorie Gehrke, NC
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