Holiday stress is upon us guys. If your feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated or frazzled, you aren’t alone. In this week’s Healthy Place LIVE I answered all your questions about how to manage your emotions, difficult people and mental health during this stressful time of the year.
Research shows that this is the most stressful time of the year. You’ve got bills to pay, presents to buy and projects to finish up before the end of the year. All of us have to deal with difficult people too; whether it’s friends, co-workers, or family, difficult people have are all around you. Holiday stress is amplified when you are anticipating, or with, the people who challenge you the most.
The holidays are all about getting together, but that’s not always great for our mental health. In this week’s HealthyPlace Facebook Live, I answered your questions on how we can manage these types of situations during the most stressful time of the year.
Facebook LIVE: Video on Managing Holiday Stress & Difficult People
Here are a few of the questions I answered on mental health and holiday stress. Can you relate?
Veronica asks “I have an eating disorder. I hate the holidays because I have to get together with my family and they all push me to eat a big meal. Is there any way to deal with that besides just not showing up?”
Sam says “My wife and I haven’t been getting along for a year. We have two kids. I’m wanting to make the holidays nice for them but my wife is making it difficult. It all seems so phony.”
Tanya writes “My brother-in-law is super obnoxious. He’s always making rude comments at the Christmas table and I just want to tell him to shut up. My husband just wants me to keep quiet and keep the peace. What are your thoughts?”
Let’s face it, when you think of the holidays it’s likely you think about the past, which means all those cringe-worthy moments, stressful situations and difficult people. If you don’t set boundaries your mental and physical health will suffer in a profound way. Your happiness matters and you DO have power. Practice these tips the video below and start working on your self-care during the holiday season for sanity and happiness.
Posted by HealthyPlace on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Join us for our next Facebook LIVE on Wednesday December 13th at 8pm est/5pm pst. We look forward to seeing you.
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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is The Guidance Girl. Her goal is to help YOU become the most confident person you know! Emily is an award-winning author Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, Educational Speaker, and parenting consultant. She travels around the country educating girls, women, and parents. Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.