The holiday season is upon us and the American Psychological Association reports that 38% of Americans have increased stress during this time of year. While we could be enjoying ourselves, resting and spending time with loved ones, most people feel overwhelmed with their endless to-do lists and the need to make things perfect for themselves and for others.
Here’s what they suggest:
- Plan ahead: Set a schedule for grocery shopping, gift shopping and for rest.
- Delegate: Once you have a plan you can share the load so it doesn’t all rest on your shoulders.
- Let go of perfection: Even with all the preparation, things might not go as planned. Release control, and enjoy yourself.