Having a stress free holiday!
It’s the beginning of the Holiday season and with the holidays comes stress. Each year we feel a mix of joy and anxiety when we approach the days before thanksgiving. The Holidays can bring stress starting in November and going straight thru till the new year. We feel a mix of stress related to financial costs of the holidays, family coming to stay and the conflicts it brings, The stress of being single or newly divorced, the stress of trying to have the perfect meal and holiday. If your one of those people who feel the holiday blues, here are a few tips to help you through the stress and anxiety of the holidays.
1. Remember what the holidays are really about – spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones. It’s about giving love and joy to others. Watch your expectations – make sure they are realistic. We try for perfection at the holidays and we tend to forget what the holidays are really about. Remind yourself that the holidays are about being close to your loved ones everything else come second.
2. Take care of you – during the busy holiday season we forget about ourselves. We worry so much about setting a nice table, buying and cooking the food, decorating the house, buying the presents, etc. We forget to take a time out and spend some quiet time alone. Make sure to put yourself on your priority list and put yourself high up on the list. If we aren’t feeling mentally, physically and emotional healthy, how we will be able to have a good holiday. The more time you put aside for you the healthier and happier you will feel this holiday season. Read more...