So the holiday flow is coming up again and I wanted to share a few tips with you to feel grounded and happy about the holidays this year, its stressful for everyone and we indeed have our own ways to deal with the stress, but here are a few tips to help you get started to take care of yourself, so please fill free to make a list for yourself of tips, so you have some sort of control and you won’t fall apart over the holidays, so take control and be merry and jolly, holidays are to feel good and great with family, friends and pets.
- Drink more water. Stay hydrated. Alcohol is wet, but it is not hydrating and it tends to have lots of calories. It is also a depressant, so you will pay for whatever immediate “benefit” you have from alcohol with feeling lethargic and moody later.
- Sleep. Sleep patterns tend to get thrown off when you are not on a schedule during the holidays. Try to go to sleep at a reasonable hour. Also, stay physically active, avoid electronic screens for about an hour before bedtime, and make rest a priority. Sleepy people can be stressed-out people.
- Exercise. Research shows a strong link between exercise and mood. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can give you time away from the chaos at home and help buffer you against stress.
- Stay connected. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out friends, attend religious or social events, or volunteer your time to help others. Relationships are healing, and they are one of the best methods of fighting stress.
I hope everyone has a great, safe, fun, soulful holidays and PLEASE remember its about family & friends & yourself.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.