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A Simply Stress-free Holiday SeasonDec 1, 2009
The holiday season should be a time of reflection and celebration. You can make the season less stressful and more fulfilling by simplifying your approach. Focus on connecting with your family, community and your spirituality, and skip those things that steal time and energy from those goals.
- Set realistic expectations for what you can accomplish this month. Make a list and then pare it down as much as possible.
- Attend the holiday parties that have the most meaning to you. Graciously decline the others.
- Don't buy into the retailers' mantra of "shop till you drop." Overspending can be a major stressor, causing financial hangovers in January.
- Be childlike, indulging your senses in the glowing lights, the aroma of baking cookies, the stillness of a frosty morning.
If you are struggling with your emotions during the holidays and need someone to talk with, call NewBridge toll-free at (888) 746-9333.