Holiday stress can come in many different forms: isolating yourself, doing too much to stay busy, or verbally snapping at family members when you feel overwhelmed. The holidays are meant to be a joyous experience for us to spend time with the ones we love, but sometimes stress overtakes the happiness. It’s very normal to experience these hardships around the holidays, the question is how can we help ourselves and what can we do to get through this time without letting that stress get the best of us?
An article from verywellmind.com describes in detail a few ways stress can hinder us during the holidays, and tips for how we can get through it. Whether it’s making self-care a priority, drawing boundaries with family members, limiting our spending, or making sure we BREATHE, these ideas for getting through this time of year in a healthy way can be beneficial: https://www.verywellmind.com/understanding-and-managing-holiday-stress-3145230