As we find ourselves already in full swing of another holiday season, many of us are too busy decorating, planning, and hosting to recognize that though a joyous time of year, the month of December can also trigger unwanted holiday pressure.
Holiday stress, as with any type of emotional anxiety, can cause you to feel “overcome by an intense and unruly emotion that something is too challenging to manage and overcome” (The Talkspace Voice). Perhaps your in-laws are planning an overnight stay or you’re overspending your holiday budget to give everyone on your shopping list the perfect gift. Maybe you’re hosting this year’s annual office party and you’re having difficulty finding time to plan and manage all the intricate details.
No matter what you’re facing this month, your holiday cheer can quickly turn into grief if you’re having trouble concentrating and coping with seasonal stress.
At The Calli Institute, we wanted to share good tidings of hope with a few simple holiday management tips for you to try and share with loved ones this year:
Common Signs of Holiday Stress May Include:
From all of us at The Calli Institute, we wish you a safe, fun, and stress-free holiday season. For more tips and resources on coping with stress and anxiety, visit our blog page. To schedule an appointment at our clinic, contact us today!