Did you know that the number one cause of holiday stress is spending too much money? That’s the word from a recent FranklinCovey survey asking over 15,000 people what causes them stress during the most wonderful time of the year.
Here are the top 10 most stressful holiday activities ranked from most stressful to least stressful.
1.) Spending too much money
2.) Creating a specific holiday budget
3.) Deciding what gift to buy for whom
4.) Managing workload to take time off
5.) Not enough time to shop
6.) Not enough time for events
7.) Sending gifts and cards on time
8.) Taking care of physical well-being
9.) Relationships with family, friends, and co-workers
10.) Decorating for or hosting a holiday party
“The key to avoiding stress during the holiday season is to create a manageable, written plan that includes events, budgeting, shopping, traditions, and quality time with friends and family. Make sure your plan allows you and your loved ones to enjoy the holiday season your way”, says professional organizer Julie Morgenstern.
She continues to say, “Without a plan, you can easily go over budget, waste time searching for the perfect gift and abandon your own well-being. Be prepared before you take on the season.”