Every November, I say that I’m not going to let the stress of the holiday season affect me but, inevitably, a little stress creeps into my life. This year, the stress has more to do with our home remodeling project than anything related to the holidays. In fact, not having a kitchen for a few weeks may have actually taken off some of the pressure of putting on a big Christmas.
Unfortunately, holiday stress is a real problem for a lot of people. Two-thirds of Americans say stress is actual dampening their holiday spirit and a recent survey from OnePoll finds that these things are the main culprits:
- Shopping for gifts (37%)
- Visiting family (36%)
- Cooking (34%)
- Receiving gifts (31%)
- Crowds and lines (30%)
Maybe the best thing to do this Christmas is give yourself an escape from all of that stress. Tropical vacation, anyone?