As the end of the year draws near, we all seem to be a little more busy, a little more impatient and a lot more stressed.
Relationships Australia conducted a 3 year study and found that Christmas rates in the top 6 most stressful life events between Divorce and Moving house.
With office closure dates looming, financial pressures of gift giving and the commodity of time slipping away from us, time that is needed to prepare all those last minute errands, gift buying, baking and constant events, it is little wonder we become overwhelmed with the world around us and down right Grinchy!
According to the world famous Mayo Clinic, planning ahead and taking quick breathers for yourself to clear the mind and restore your calm are the 2 most important strategies to combat Christmas Stress. Reach out to colleagues, family or friends and let them know if you are feeling overwhelmed and welcome those who offer to give you a helping hand when you need it.
Most of all remember Christmas is about family, friends and the spirit of giving, so slow down, remove some events from your agenda, turn on some silly Christmas music and enjoy what is most important in your life this holiday season.
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