The end of the year is often a good time to wind down, relax and enjoy the rewards of our efforts with the people that matter most.
It can also be a time that generates additional stress because of the pressure to be prepared for the festive season. The expectation to get or give gifts can put a lot of pressure on people financially and emotionally. Expenses made during December usually have to be paid out in full or in part the following month.
Interestingly, people are more likely to have a physical or emotional breakdown during the holiday season than any other time during the year. If we’re not careful, the holiday season can put unnecessary pressure on personal and professional relationships, and also on our health and well-being.
If we don’t have a system to manage the additional workload, the festive season could become a burden rather than being a fun time in our lives. The better prepared we are, the better experience we’ll have during the festivities.