The holidays are marked by joyful adjectives. Words like “merry” and “jolly” become part of our regular lexicon.
Still, even though we may be saying—or singing— happy words doesn’t necessarily mean we’re feeling that way.
For some people, expressions such as “overwhelmed” and “frazzled” may be more appropriate, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By incorporating a few simple strategies, you can ease the stress that can accompany the holidays and immerse yourself in the spirit of the season.