By: Dr. John Grohol
Normal causes of stress exist year round and with practice you can overcome them. During the holidays, however, you can experience new sources of stress. Relatives, planning, shopping, crowds, parties, over eating, etc all can lead to stress. Many people turn to online stress management advice to help with coping strategies and stress reduction techniques. An excellent article for the Huffington Post has several strategies you can use to combat the Holiday Blues.
Online Stress Management to Survive the Holidays
The holidays are upon us — and so is the time of the year when a lot of people get stressed out and overwhelmed, and feel like it’s a never-ending bother. Relatives want to get together, and inevitably, the old arguments and kidding will repeat themselves. Families repeat endless cycles of interaction, and almost everybody feels helpless to break out.
Perhaps you don’t realize it — or do, but still feel powerless — but you can change these patterns this year. You can create a happier, more joyful and brighter holiday than you’ve ever had before. All it takes is the will to change, and making an effort — small baby steps this year, bigger ones next.
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Once you have learned to take time for yourself, you can actually relax and enjoy your holiday time off. Just remember the online stress management tips in the article and you will on your way to a stress free Christmas Season.
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