Beneath the glowing lights, carved turkeys, gift wrap and get-togethers, holiday stress can find its way into your life. After all, somebody has to foot the bill for all those goodies. Then, of course, there’s all the planning and errand running that goes into it. Besides, not everyone is a huge fan of family time, and reunions can be a drag. By the time it’s all said and done, the holidays can turn into one big headache. However, the good news is that holiday stress doesn’t have to beat you down. With the right practices, you can stay bright and cheerful this holiday season. Causes of Holiday Stress According to the American Psychological Association (APA), most Americans feel their stress increase during the holidays. (1) Some of the most common causes of holiday stress are: Fatigue Stress Irritability …
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