Thanksgiving has come and gone and now everyone starts to focus in on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The holidays are a very stressful time for a lot of people. Most of the time it just comes down to money, but there are other reasons that factor in as well.

People feel that they need to buy nice presents for friends and family and a lot of them just don't have the resources to do that. That's when a lot of people turn to credit cards and rack up some serious debt over the holidays which just causes more stress.

Another stressful part of the holidays is traveling. The holidays are usually the busiest time for air travel . And with all those people  converging on the airports,  that leads to anxiety. The roads fill up with travelers around the holidays too. And with the pandemic raging, more people could be opting to drive home for the holidays because they would feel safer in their own car.

If you are married and you live away from your family and your in-laws, the holidays could add stress to your relationship trying to decide which family you will spend your holiday with. Holiday parties, whether they are work-related or just get-togethers with friends, create a stressful situation for some people.

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According to YouGov, a lot of people expect to be less stressed this holiday season. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has forced a lot of people to cut back on some of the most stressful parts of the holiday season. According to a survey conducted by YouGov people are slightly more likely to say the holiday season will actually be less stressful this year than in past years.

So if traveling, spending time with family, or Christmas parties stress you out, you can opt out of all of that by saying you have concerns about Covid-19 whether you really do or not, and no one should hold that against you.

[via: YouGove]

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