Holiday Hazards & Overcoming Seasonal Stress

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So now that we have considered the different holiday hazards that we should be on the lookout for, how do we cope with these different potential situations?  I asked the experts from Masters in Health Care that question and this is what they told me….

There’s no doubt about it: You can have an awful holiday if you’re not mindful of the potential for disaster. But holiday stress can be the biggest party pooper, and it’s up to you to handle it with grace.

Make your holidays merry and bright by actively reducing stress during this time. Pamper yourself, if you have a free moment.

And if that’s not an option, remember these three little words: Don’t feel guilty. Can’t make a party on time? Showing up to a couples’ holiday gathering while flying solo? No matter how creative you must be to thoroughly enjoy festivities and stay in the Yuletide spirit, don’t feel guilty about it. Guilt wastes time that could be spent on other things — like holiday phone calls, wrapping presents, and enjoying fleeting moments with family and friends. Additionally, don’t feel obligated to get everyone a gift, send the perfect card, or attend every event for which you receive an invitation. There’s nothing wrong with selectively declining party invitations, especially if your sanity is at stake. Don’t feel pressured to accept all gifts or invitations.

Yes, this is a time for fraternity and friendship, but no — you’re not obligated to spread yourself thin. Avoid holiday stress and possible disasters by a little mindfulness and great attitude. Happy Holidays!