Beat the holiday burnout

Stressed woman at Christmas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) From decorating to shopping to planning and getting together with family, the holiday season can be a stressful time. It can take a toll on your well-being, both physical and emotional. Get some tips from our experts on how to beat the holiday burnout.

Beat the Holiday Blues

Pine Rest recommends the five Cs for dealing with grief. They say the five Cs provide structure when dealing with the intense emotions of grief.

  1. Cry out to God
  2. Count your blessings
  3. Claim God’s promises
  4. Consider your options and opportunities
  5. Choose to trust

Dealing with Stress

For some families, the holidays can be a challenging time. Pine Rest has some tools for families to juggle busy schedules, holiday parties, family gatherings, and less outdoor time. Click here for warning signs of too much stress in kids, tips for reducing your family’s holiday stress, and how to know when to get help.

On The Job

Employees spend a significant portion of their time at work. Priority Health says even if you enjoy what you do, stress can cause a person to doubt their role or value of their work.

Signs of work burnout:

  • Increased cynicism
  • Overly critical of oneself and coworkers
  • Lack of energy to be productive
  • Feelings of disillusionment around the job
  • Irritability

Priority Health has some tips on what to do about workplace burnout. Click here to read the entire article.

Diet and Fitness Burnout

There may be no more stressful time on your nutrition and exercise goals than the holiday season. If you find yourself reaching for the cookies more than usual or feeling less motivated to get moving, Priority Health has some advice on how to stick to your goals.

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