Navigating Festive Fatigue

So many people think they manage their stress well, but Kim Cullen believes that most people actually contain it. Stress often accumulates over the year and a lot of us hold that stress at bay until we are on holidays. Then we add Christmas into the mix and it adds even more pressure; it’s got to be special, everyone has to get along, the meal has to be perfect.

Kim recommends creating a ‘stress toolkit’ to help release stress before it accumulates. Personally, she has a few things that she can do in under 15 minutes to release her stress daily. It can be as simple as sitting outside with your favourite cup of tea and people watching.

Everything feels worse on Christmas. If the chicken gets burnt at any regular family dinner, it’s okay, so apply the same thinking at Christmas.