How to Manage Holiday Stress

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Original Article By: Kalei Beamon

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Boy, did Charles Dickens ever get that right.

I think it may be one of the best opening lines to a book EVER!

I haven’t read A Tale of Two Cities since high school...but do I ever remember that line.

It was a pretty awesome book too.

Anyway, that classic opening line really sums up the holiday season...and holiday stress.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

...can also be translated to: A time for gifts, food, and family... A time for gifts, food and family.

I love the holidays for all of those reasons...it’s my favorite time of the year!

All of that excitement and anticipation in the air.

BUT...

it can be very stressful.

You know what I mean... a little too much food, too much time with the family and too much
stress over holiday gift shopping.

I mean look at Black Friday...the epitome of holiday stress.

Thousands of people lined up outside of stores in an effort to get the best discounts.

That just looks stressful and painful.

All of that anxiety built up in order to purchase something that you don’t really need anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping. But I find it stressful to be out looking for the perfect gift
in a certain amount of time.

And then it seem that I can never find what I’m looking for and then time goes by and the
pressure mounts.

It’s like a race against the clock.
Have you been there too?

Well, Tony Robbins Dropped by the Today show and shared
some ways to manage holiday stress.
                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

                                                          

 

Click Here to Watch

Tony was spot on in saying that a key to managing holiday stress...and stress of any kind for the
matter...is indeed to focus on what you have.

It’s easy to forget about everything that is going right when you are out chasing the latest toy, job
or anything that is on your bucket list.

(Especially during the holidays when you’re on a mission to please so many people.)

While having goals and things that you aspire to have is good, the best way to see them enter into
your life quickly is to be grateful and happy in the present moment.

What you focus on expands.  So focus on the good things in life and more will come your way.

Another thing Tony mentioned was taking action!

Now, this doesn’t just apply to sprinting up the aisle of Walmart.

It applies to all areas of life...especially business.

When it comes right to it, there is no substitute for taking action. Nothing is going to fall in your
lap.
So make a point of taking action daily!

And that action should be anything that moves you closer to your goals.

So, as we continue caroling along into the holiday season, let’s focus on the all the good things
we have, enjoy the people we are with...and definitely enjoy all of the tasty treats.

Let go of holiday stress and make this “The Best of Times!”

                          




 

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Description: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Boy, did Charles Dickens ever get that right. I think it may be one of the best opening lines to a book EVER! I haven’t read A Tale of Two Cities since high school…but do I ever remember that line. It was a pretty awesome book too. Anyway, that classic opening line really sums up the holiday season…and holiday stress.