Well its that time of year again to manage the stress with work,home, life, during the holidays, the reality is many of us are racking up more credit card debt on expensive gifts, over indulging in calorie-packed holiday foods and investing more money in the latest looks for a slew of holiday parties, which is ok, if you can do it, nothing wrong with treating yourself well, but do make your holidays less stressful this year with a few small changes, and change is good for the body/mind.
When it comes to managing holiday stress, my four tips below can take you far and in control of your holidays to enjoy and be present in the now. You don’t need stress to feel ok, Find ways to that will help you feel balance and healthy and happy.
- Start by setting expectations for you and your family. If everyone is on the same page in terms of finances, gift giving, and extras you’ll have a better outcome. Be transparent with your children, there is no shame in doing what’s right for your family.
- Stay positive, and allow yourself to appreciate the small things like spending quality time with family and friends, indulging in your favorite dessert or watching a classic holiday film.
- Focus on what is important in life. It’s not necessarily about the gifts but rather making memories with the ones you love.
- Try not to neglect your health over the holidays, or you could start the New Year with regret and unhappiness. Plus, a good workout will help de-stress you during a stressful time of the year. If you’re not a fan of working out but you want to get in shape, Find a coach or counselor for help.
Thank you for reading.
Happy Holidays & New Year 2015.