• 13-DEC-2012

  • SOURCE: New York Life Insurance

Facing Holiday Burnout?

Sociologist and Happiness Expert Shares Tips to Overcoming It; Discusses New Research on the Value of Being Grateful

Between the turkey and the wrapping paper, the holidays can be both joyous and stressful. Whether bouncing from mall to mall or from one party to the next, it's easy for Americans to experience holiday burnout.

Sociologist and happiness expert Christine Carter has the prescription to your holiday woes – be grateful. Carter discusses the results of the Keep Good Going Report, why gratitude is important, why and how it is closely linked to happiness, and why it's especially beneficial for children to learn to be grateful. Almost 75 percent of those surveyed ranked gratitude as one of the most important values parents can instill in their children along with kindness, compassion and manners – far outpacing chores, sports and even reading.

She also offers tips on being grateful for Americans to implement in their daily lives. The simple act of saying "please" and "thank you" can go a long way to getting through the holiday season with a smile.

Available content includes soundbites from Christine Carter, and B-roll.