The Holidays Are The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

December 23, 2019

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As another year winds down, the holidays are meant to be a time to take a breath, recharge, and reflect on the past twelve months. Ironically, though, the very season that is supposed to promote relaxation is doing the exact opposite to most Americans, according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults. In all, 77% of respondents say they have a very hard time relaxing during the holidays, and usually end up feeling more stressed and worn down than ever. As far as what is stressing so many of us out, 56% say that the extra financial strain brought on by the holidays is their biggest source of anxiety. Others frequently cited finding gifts for everyone (48%), stressful family events (35%), and putting up decorations (29%). All in all, an incredible of 88% of respondents believe the holidays are the most stressful time of the year. More over, for many, excessive feelings of stress start as early as November (84%), and a majority of that group say their stress usually peaks in late November.

SOURCE: Study Finds

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