Handle Holiday Stress Like A Pro
Sure you love the holiday season, but the stress that comes with it, not so much — finding time to shop for presents, the gifts you haven’t wrapped, the office parties. For many, the biggest source of holiday stress is even family — the dinners, the obligations, and the burden of traditions. This year, practice some of the following tips to take the pressure off and help you relax .
Focus on connections. Reflect on the meaning of the holidays and not on how much you can do or give.
Plan ahead. Make lists, prioritize and delegate tasks when you can. Get the whole family involved, including your kids, with cleaning, decorating, gift wrapping and holiday cooking.
Forget perfection. Focus on the pleasure of the season and don’t worry about the small details.
Keep it simple. Simple decorations, simple meals, and simple gifts can keep you sane!
Say No. Kindly decline request or invites that you don’t have time for.
Focus on your needs. Get enough sleep, eat healthy and make time to exercise. Focusing on your healthy behaviors will assist with your energy levels.