As the holiday season fast approaches, it brings with it opportunities for new memories, sales, and recipes. However, this time of year may also make it more difficult to say "No". We may overextend ourselves, our resources and our finances in an effort to stay in the holiday spirit.
The pressure of living up to the expectations of others or even our own expectations can bring undue stress and unnecessary financial burden. Studies have shown that:
If you find that you are starting to feel stressed this holiday season, here are some quick tips to alleviate the pressure:
Feeling the pressure and stress this holiday season? Reach out to your local Community Counseling Program for support.
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