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29/09/2021

Three out of four people surveyed say Christmas is stressful

Almost one in five said they expect confrontations at their family gatherings

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Are you stressed about Christmas?

A survey which looked at Ireland’s everyday stress levels in the run up to Christmas has found that more than a third of people surveyed are stressed in the run up to Christmas.

The survey, conducted by Zenflore also found that:

 ● Despite the apparent economic boom, money is more of a worry this year than last year for two in five people

● More than a third of people surveyed are worried about affording gifts for their kids this Christmas

● Half of people surveyed are stressed about spending money this Christmas

● One in ten people surveyed said they will be spending Christmas alone this year

● 20% said they get stressed by family gatherings, while 10% said they don’t enjoy them

●  Almost one in five said they expect confrontations at their family gatherings

●  Almost 20% described Christmas as lonely or sad

●  Money is the biggest stress for people with almost two thirds highlighting it

● Other stresses include: Buying gifts (47%), gaining weight (25%), extra cooking (30%)

● Half of people surveyed manage stress by walking, 34% said eating while 10% said religion helps them manage stress

●  One in two find it hard to relax at Christmas.

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