According to a recent study, 41% of men strongly agreed that they can relax during the holidays. Only 27% of women felt the same. It’s the most everything time of the year, and we’re doing– and feeling– all the things.
Are you juggling “dress as your favorite reindeer” day at preschool with frantic texts from your sister-in-law asking what your spouse wants for Christmas? Are you feeling like hiding under the covers instead of hitting the office quasi-Covid holiday party?
It’s the most everything time of the year, and women report the holidays as being far more stressful than men do.
In this episode we discuss how to manage the holiday stress, how to accept the non-cozy feelings that may arise, and why it’s okay to dial back if you’re really not feeling the holiday spirit.
Here are links to some of the writing on the topic that we discuss in this episode:
Pooja Lakshmin on Instagram @womensmentalhealthdoc
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research: Holiday Stress
Harvard Medical School: A holiday advisory for your emotions
Cedars-Sinai Hospital: Depression and Anxiety Around the Holidays
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