It is not uncommon for stress levels to rise during the holiday season. With the close of the fall semester, fewer hours of daylight, and all of the added work that the holiday season brings, many of us begin to feel zapped of energy, lethargic, and full of angst. Often these feelings are enough to push us over the edge. We should be feeling joyous this season, right? Shouldnâ€™t we feel more joyous at this time of the year?
The causes of increased stress are many and our bodyâ€™s reaction to these increased demands can be damaging to our health and well being. It is difficult to meet the demands of holiday tasks such as shopping, the preparation of meals, dressing the house, and preparing for either travel or house guests. Calm and ease seem to be in short supply and we are ...