Handling Frustration Around The Holidays
This time of year can be stressful for most people. Maybe you are trying to get your work done and meet monthly goals before the winter break begins. Perhaps your friends or co-workers are already on vacation. You are probably holiday shopping, attending special events and trying to find time to get it all done. Or you may be thinking about what travel delays you are going to encounter in the next month. These may include long lines at the airport, delayed flight times or road closures to get to your destination. This time of year can be a sad time of year for people who have lost close family members or have no one around to celebrate the holidays.
Below you will find a few ideas to help decrease the stress that is creating a negative impact on your health. It is important to find ways to cope and empower yourself to face the stress of the holidays.
- Acknowledge your feelings
- Reach out
- Be realistic
- Take a breather
- Seek professional help if you need it
- Learn to say no
- Don't abandon healthy habits
- Set aside differences
- Stick to a budget