This time of year we all feel added stress. We envision the perfect Christmas as a magical, beautiful and special time with friends, family and co-workers. The problem is, we tend to have too much to do, and too little time to do it. I’m re-posting a business blog that I often read, because it offered me some valuable insight regarding holiday stress, and some possible solutions.
I wish you all a beautiful, stress-free (OK, let’s say “less stressed”) last week before Christmas. ~Heather
Relieve Stress With Meeting Rhythms
Posted by Douglas Wick
At this time of year it’s very common to find people exhibiting high stress levels. A trip for groceries, or to the hardware store, takes a bit longer due to long lines and depending on where you live the weather.
What’s the cause of stress?
According to The Power of Full Engagement the source of stress is Unfinished Business. When we have a lot on our plate to complete don’t we feel our stress levels go up? The trip to pick something up builds tension when it takes longer because we know we have a long to do list. Delays only cause us to fall further behind.
Frequently we’re not even clear what’s causing stress. We haven’t tracked what we need to get done. Add to it the activities and projects those who report to us should be getting done and it’s not hard to see why people can go postal this time of year.