For many, the holidays are a time to connect with loved ones and celebrate. But it can also be a time for stress, sadness, loneliness, disappointment, overworking, overeating, and overspending. This year, the holidays are also impacted by COVID. This may mean greater financial pressure, particular for those who have lost their jobs. It also means family and friends cannot easily return from overseas, at a time when we would normally reunite with loved ones.
Fortunately, there are strategies we can use to manage or mitigate holiday stress.