Life Free of Anxiety

Anxiety-Free Holiday Gatherings

November 20, 2023 CHAANGE, Inc, with Erica Roth & Dr. Charles Barr Season 1 Episode 12
Life Free of Anxiety
Anxiety-Free Holiday Gatherings
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Navigating the Holiday Stress: Achieving an Anxiety-Free Holiday Season

In this episode of the Life Free of Anxiety podcast, host Erica and guest Dr. Charles Barr focus on dealing with stress and anxiety during the holiday season. They discuss boundaries, dealing with difficult family members, managing expectations, and making good decisions for personal mental well-being. Special emphasis is placed on taking care of oneself and setting realistic expectations. Strategies to overcome holiday stress such as taking breaks, setting personal boundaries, and adjusting unrealistic expectations are also discussed. Furthermore, they note the critical role alcohol plays in heightening conflicts and offer tips to manage consumption.

0:00 Anxiety-Free Holiday Gatherings
00:53 Intro Music
01:30 The Illusion of Perfect Holidays
02:57 Dealing with Difficult Family Members
06:40 Setting Boundaries and Expectations
08:50 Alcohol in Family Gatherings
16:57 Self-Care and Taking Breaks
22:17 Conclusion and Looking Forward

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S01E12 Anxiety-Free Holiday Gatherings
Intro Music
The Illusion of Perfect Holidays
Dealing with Difficult Family Members
Setting Boundaries and Expectations
The Role of Alcohol in Family Gatherings
Self-Care and Taking Breaks
Conclusion and Looking Forward