According to the American Psychology Association, 69 percent of Americans are stressed by a perceived lack of time during the holidays, 69 percent are stressed by a perceived lack of money, and 51 percent of are stressed by the pressure to give or get gifts. 22 percent report an extreme level of stress.
Society has conditioned us to believe that we need to go absolutely crazy, spend all of our money, and try to juggle a ridiculous amount of stuff during a five-week period that encompasses Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s.
Some people were actually camped out for Black Friday sales last week. Are they celebrating Thanksgiving in their tents, or are they skipping the holiday in favor of leading a stampede and saving $100 on a new TV?