October 19, 2015 rummy

As fall begins, a lot of us are starting to think about the holidays. Thanksgiving will be here soon, as will Christmas, and then New Years. For a lot of people, these holidays equal one thing—stress. According to a recent survey, Christmas is actually rated 6th on the list of ‘most stressful life events’, being right up there beneath moving, divorce, changing jobs, and other equally stressful situations. 86% of people also said that they found buying presents difficult, and 65% said that shopping for Christmas presents was, in itself, a stress-filled experience. But why are the holidays associated with so…

October 22, 2012 rummy

For many of us, the holiday season is a time that is anticipated with both joy and anxiety. Yes, we love the celebrations, the family traditions, and we have fond memories of holidays past; but along with them, we add the stresses of preparation, expectations and the fear of letdowns, or family squabbles that have happened in the past. Here we’ve provided ten tips can help you prepare for an enjoyable, meaningful holiday season. 1. Set reasonable expectations. Spend some time now setting realistic and manageable expectations for your holiday season. Understand that you can’t do everything and that there’s…