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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