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November 2022 Toolkit: a roundup of resources around the web to tackle holiday stress

By October 27, 2022No Comments

Stress is a part of our lives everyday. But when the holidays roll around, the stresses of hosting, planning, cleaning, shopping, gift giving and cooking can make us all feel overwhelmed. On top of that, when families get together, we don’t all have the same points of view on politics, child rearing and even manners. So, what can you do to avoid or minimize some of these holiday stress inducers?

A 2018 survey found that an overwhelming majority (88%) of those surveyed feel stressed when celebrating the holidays. Family dynamics play a major factor in how much you and your loved ones may enjoy the holidays. Here are 10 ways to manage family-related stress and help you experience more joy with your family.

Your heart might be bigger than your wallet and that can lead to overspending. Follow these steps to ease your holiday financial stress.

Don’t know what present to buy your loved ones? Just thinking about it can create feelings of anxiety. Here are some tips on how to deal with the pressures of gift giving.

And if conflicts do arise, here are 10 ways to try to reduce family fighting over the holidays.

You can also speak to a trained counselor. Call our Let’s Talk support line at 844-YOU-OKAY. It’s free and confidential, and available 24/7.

Tampa Bay Thrives

Tampa Bay Thrives

Tampa Bay Thrives is an innovative nonprofit helping people in the Tampa Bay area better address mental health and substance use issues.

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