How to Manage Holiday Stress

reducing holiday stress

Between the baking, the shopping, the wrapping, the cleaning, the cooking, the entertaining and more, the holiday time can often be rather overwhelming both on our emotional and physical well-being. Holiday stress can come in so many different forms including fatigue, illness, anxiety and more. Many of us have a difficult time learning how to manage holiday stress. This Christmas, my family traveled from the 23rd until the 27th. The kids were out of routine (sleep, eating etc.), as were hubby and I and while we truly enjoyed visiting with family, our time away definitely did take its toll on … Continue reading

Kids and Holiday Stress: What Parents Need to Know

Kids and Holiday Stress

Last week, I wrote about 20 Ways to Reduce STress During the Holiday Season. I included many tips for adults and a few for children. However, after some reflection, I truly believe that more emphasis needs to be put on stress reduction for children during the holidays, don’t you? What do you think of when you think about kids and holiday stress? For many, family dinners, time with loved ones, and the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping might come to mind. But the holidays can also be a stressful time. Financial pressures, high expectations, and packed schedules can be … Continue reading