The American Psychological Association found that 38% of people say their stress increases during the holidays — only 8% of people say they feel happier. - Harvard Business Review
The holidays can be a fun, family-filled time of the year, but for many, it's filled with stress. In fact, according to a 2018 study surveyed 2-thousand adults, and found 88-percent admit the holidays are the most stressful time of the year.
So, Who is Most Stressed and Why?
On average, the American Psychological Association found more women than men, feel more stress during the holidays.
There's many reasons for this. Women tend to shoulder the responsibility of holiday shopping and planning. However, the most common reason for holiday stress overall, is finances.
Although, some statistics show 69% of people are stressed by the feeling of having a lack of time. Then, more than half, 51% of people say they're stressed because of the pressure to give or get gifts.
How Can Yoga Help?
Yoga helps in a number of ways. One, it helps by letting you focus on the moment, which enhances your awareness, boosts concentration, and centers your mind.
The yoga postures promotes flexibility, relieves tension and helps alleviate pain. They also release mood-boosting endorphins, which can help you handle stress.
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