Tips for Reducing Stress as We Enter the Holiday Shopping Season
Family issues, divorce, loss and grief aren’t the only stressors during the holiday season– additional financial pressures come into play as well. Here’s an excerpt from a great article by Hersh Shefrin for the Huffington Post offering tips for reducing stress related to finances during the holidays. Couple his suggestions with finding someone safe to talk things through with, and you’re doing a lot towards a happier holiday.
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, and if the past is prologue, then many Americans’ stress levels will soar during the next couple of months. Who wouldn’t want less stress during the holidays? Below are some tips and insights to keep stress down.
Research tells us that about half of consumers will experience increased stress related to holiday shopping. But the cause isn’t that consumers hate to shop for gifts. Rather, it’s shaky personal finances.
The state of consumers’ finances is a big issue. The National Financial Capability Study found that roughly 60% of consumers report that, month after month, they find it difficult to pay all their bills. Holiday shopping just exacerbates the pressures these consumers feel.