We all know that the holiday season can be a time of stress. But what surprises many people is that once the holiday shopping, traveling and endless social obligations are over, the real stress begins--in January! In fact, many experts believe that January is actually the most stressful month of the year for several reasons that, for some reason, seem to catch most of us off guard every year. Some of these stressors can be prevented and minimized, others can be dealt with via stress management techniques, but they all must be addressed.
Learn more about the Causes of January Stress, and find out how to cope.
Discuss: Do you agree? Is January the most stressful month of the year--or among them? And what stresses you this time of year? For me, it's my penchant for trying to do too many things at once, now that the holiday season is over and I have more 'free time'. What about you? Leave your answers in the comments section, or start a discussion in the Stress Management Forum.
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