A surge in festive decorations, homemade treats, and heartwarming made-for-TV movies have cued the holiday cheer at the Lantern office. While the holiday season is an opportunity to reconnect with family and celebrate the end of the year, it’s also a major source of stress for Americans. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association, almost a quarter of Americans report feeling “extreme stress” during the holidays.
The financial pressure to buy gifts, wrap up year-end projects at work and stay healthy—amid all of the temptations of sugary treats—can squash a lot of holiday joy. If you have less energy than usual or aren’t motivated to do the things you usually enjoy, you may be experiencing seasonal stress. We put together four ways to reduce the emotional strain of the holidays for our friends at Mango Health. You can read the full post here: Mango Health blog.