There is no doubt: unfulfilled and unspoken expectations can impact our experiences and relationships. This is especially true during the holidays where they are a major contributor to the blues. Have you ever realized you were making expectations of others or yourself? There is a way to surrender your expectations and gain grace, peace and contentment in exchange.
As a neuropsychologist, I have spent decades problem-solving with patients. But, I’ve realized something about my problem-solving and doing mode. It excludes God from the process and takes Him out of the picture. As I sought Him, I learned what is now my best tip for how to relieve stress at Christmas and on a daily basis throughout the year.
Not all people feel merry and bright during the holiday season. In fact, it’s a time of great despair and loneliness for many as they struggle with depression. Read more for helpful tips for how to walk alongside someone who is depressed especially during the Christmas holidays.
We’re approaching that time of the year again where the stress and overwhelm of the holiday season can take our emphasis off the reason for the season. We’re sharing a replay of a popular podcast episode with Marcia Ramsland, the Holiday Pro. She shares how we can get organized and simplify our Christmas holidays. And the good news is, we can start now and reduce holiday stress!
The last couple of years have been extraordinarily stressful, but the holiday season just seems to elevate the stress level to mountainous proportions. What if I told you, that we have control over much of our stress, and how we respond sets the tone for our holidays? That begs the question: what things can we let go of this holiday season? Christmas stress. How do we get rid of it? How do we survive the holiday season with a healthy perspective? How can we have a stress-free holiday season? Read on, my friend.