Most people don’t realize it, but the holiday season can be stressful for teenagers. Family dynamics, school work, and finances can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to help keep the stress level low.
Holiday events and gatherings with friends and family are great, but too many can leave you exhausted. Don’t over commit. It’s a good idea to put your events into a calendar. That way you know what is already on your plate and when to say no. Make sure you have some time to relax among all the festivities.
Schedule School Work
You may be assigned school work over the holiday break. The looming task can cause stress, however it doesn't have to. Divide your work during the course of your break and set daily goals to complete it. That way, you won’t feel so overwhelmed.
Be Realistic about Gift Giving
While it would be nice to buy gifts for everyone on your list, you may not be able to afford it. Don’t be hard on yourself if you can’t, you’re not in the working world yet, and friends and family know it. Try making your own presents and cards. Your loved ones will appreciate the hand-made gifts and they will mean more.