Christmas may be a joy-filled occasion for many, but for some it might be nerve-wracking. What makes the season so stressful? In an Entrepreneur.com interview with Spencer Blackman of the One Medical Group, the primary care physician explains how many factors can trigger holiday stress.
For one, routines are greatly disrupted due to the onslaught of activities, such as parties, travel, or the event itself. Moreover, chasing deadlines at work before taking a vacation leave can result to loss of productivity, which can create more stress.
Harvard Mahoney Science Institute’s website shares an interesting medical explanation on the link between the brain and holiday stress. Psychology experts explain that the brain gets overworked during the holidays, affecting a person’s ability to plan, focus and organize. It can malfunction due to the high demand that can then lead to poor memory and disruption in regeneration of brain cells.