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Managing Stress During the Holiday Season

Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT, RScP

Heart-Centered Career Transition & Job Search Coach | Stress Management Coach


It's no secret that every holiday season, it seems we are busier and busier, and ultimately, that means we feel more and more stress. The holidays are supposed to be full of good cheer. The song says it's the "hap- hap-happiest time of the year." But is it?


For an increasing number of people, it feels like it is just a season we have to get through and are relieved when it's over. It's become a time of year when expectations rise and disappointment generally follows. And all that leads up to feeling a lot of added stress.


This was the topic of last week's podcast, and I thought I would share that with you instead of forcing you to read about it. To listen to the podcast, just click below or go to the place where you listen to your favorite podcasts and listen there. It's listed as "Teachers in Transition - Episode 38 - How to Manage Your Stress During the Holidays."


I also offer a free cheat sheet to help, so if you are interested in getting a copy of that, download it from the link provided here:  Holiday Cheat Sheet for Managing Stress.


To listen to the podcast episode, click below:


 If you like the podcast, consider subscribing. I drop a new episode every week on Thursday, and I alternate topics between stress one week and career transition tips the alternating week. Feel free to offer a comment, leave a review and send me questions if you have any.


If you prefer to watch the video I created for YouTube (the same info. just on a different platform), click the thumbnail below:  






Until next time!


P. S.


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