Christmas? The time of joy and good tidings to all? Stressful?
It's a given that the holidays are stressful. But what's the most stressful? When the relatives come to visit?
Or the shopping and baking and decorating?
A new survey from Groupon says 71% of us agree that the holidays are a stressful time of year.
The LEAD-UP to Christmas is the most stressful part. And the average person will hit PEAK stress next Monday, December 18th.
You START feeling stressed on December 1st, when it hits you that Christmas really is just around the corner.
The most stressful things about the holidays? No real surprises here--
1- Being short on $$
2- Finding the right gifts
3- Not having enough time to get everything done
And let's just say, our coping skills are not the most healthy. About a third of people drink more this time of year to deal with holiday stress. Eating more sweets and unhealthy food is a close second.
I prefer the Home Alone way of dealing with it, don't you?