Attitude of Gratitude: How to Avoid Holiday Stress

— Written By and last updated by
en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

journalingThe good news is that holiday stress can be minimized. Having an attitude of gratitude can help us build emotional resilience. Gratitude can provide a sense of balance, and helps put things into perspective.

Expressing gratitude can improve your physical and mental health. By recognizing good things in your life, it allows you to momentarily step away from problems. You can better serve your families and improve your health if you change your mindset to be more positive or constructive.

Focusing on what you do have increases your self-esteem and brings more satisfaction and joy to your life. By feeling gratitude, your thoughts are free of negative emotions such as envy, frustration, resentment and regret.

thank youStaying positive doesn’t mean you ignore challenges or tough times, you just see the bright side as much as possible. What can you do to start living a more grateful life?

  • Write down your dreams and goals.
  • Say thank you to all the people who helped you through the week.
  • Take the time to slow down – slowing down allows you to think clearly about what is really important.
  • Keep a gratitude list and set aside time each day to write down at least three things for which you’re grateful.

Don’t stagnate in worry – move forward in gratitude!