Stress Can Outweigh Joy for Some During Holidays

Stress Can Outweigh Joy for Some During Holidays

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Dr. Liz Hale ReportingFor some families, this is indeed the happiest time of the year. For others, however, familial holiday cheer leaves them with little to cheer about. We checked in with some holiday shoppers today to see what there stress levels were like.

"My holiday stress level is high."

"I'm fine. I'm fine!"

"This holiday is stressful, not seeing my family because they are in Australia."

Dr. Hale: "Who stresses you out during the holiday?"

"My ex-wife. Comparing what she's buying for my kids versus what I'm buying for my kids."

With the right mentality, you can create a blessed, memorable holiday celebration with your family. Stop looking for outside affirmation, even from your own kin. Instead, give yourself the gift of acceptance by living your life in such a way that you earn your own approval.

Stop forcing others to be something that they're not. Choose to be amused, not abused in your family setting.

As you acknowledge your own value, you'll see more value in others just as they are. Since it is the season for giving, you can be the one to give the gift of tolerance, love, and acceptance to your family.

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