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Affirmations to Help You Handle Holiday Stress

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The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time for joy and giving thanks. Gift giving, cookie baking, and festive decorating are abounding. It’s a happy time of celebration. But for many, the holidays are often a time filled with stress.

The GR8 Holiday Stress

You know what we’re talking about. We’ve felt it too. The stress that comes with the pressure to host the perfect holiday dinner, to travel with little ones through the airport, or to spend time with family in close quarters.

Add that to the hectic schedule of holiday parties you feel obligated to attend and the struggle of deciding how much vacation time to use. It can seem overwhelming. Nearly 40% of adults report feelings of increased stress during the joyous season.

Fighting Back

Use these positive affirmations to help you handle holiday stress and make the best out of everything that comes your way.

Inspirational quote by Steve Maraboli about handling holiday stress
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When everything seems to be pure chaos

"Nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear." -Steve Maraboli

Daily affirmation quote to help with breathing through stress
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For when you're feeling overwhelmed

"I am releasing my concerns by breathing deeply and slowly."

inspirational quote for letting go of the past
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For when family moments get tense

"I lovingly forgive and let go of the past."

Inspirational quote by Shantideva to help deal with stress
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For when nothing is going as planned

"“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” - Shantideva

inspirational quote to help deal with the stress of the holidays
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For travel-related blunders

"Today, I will find joy in where I am."

Inspirational quote by Anna Taylor to help ease stress during the holidays
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For when you feel obligated to do everything

“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it." -Anna Taylor

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Anne is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer, covering mental health, self-development, body, health, and pet care. She believes that self-betterment comes from addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and soul. When she’s not writing, you will definitely find her giving her dog belly rubs and reading the first half of every book she buys.
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