1 in 3 Americans experiencing “festive burnout”
A recent survey found that 1 in 3 Americans suffers from “festive burnout” due to the holidays being a stressful time. Even though it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, LSU Health New Orleans clinical psychologist Dr. Michelle Moore said several factors can contribute to making season not so jolly, so early.
"This study shows that shopping and being in long lines and buying presents are among the things that make someone stressed. And shopping starts at Thanksgiving," said Moore.
Moore recommends for those already dealing with festival burnout, it may be time to reconsider your holiday activities.
"Rather than getting so stressed over buying the perfect gift, enjoy the process of being with others and cooking for others," said Moore.
Moore said it makes sense that there is so much burnout because the season can last so long with festivities kicking off around Thanksgiving or even earlier.
"That's a long time to sustain that celebratory feeling and all of the excitement going on," said Moore.