Stay relaxed during the holidays
EASY TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON MORE RELAXING
Making the holidays
more peaceful and enjoyable is the goal.
The holiday season
is so stressful.
Keep these tips in mind
to make your holidays relaxing.
Do exercise. Walking, running, or doing yoga are excellent ways to let go of stress. If you are creative, even doing craft projects will make you relax.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST!
CREATE LISTS TO KEEP YOU FOCUSED.
Make lists for each event to keep track of every task. I do this, especially when I can't sleep.
TAKE TIME AND BE AROUND IMMEDIATE FAMILY.
Gather together and watch a favorite Comedy show or holiday season movie. Order a pizza and enjoy each other's company.
BE REALISTIC WITH YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY.
Admit you can't do it all and pick the things you value the most and do them over the other things you may 'want' to do.
PLAN A BUDGET FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS.
Plan a budget for each recipient.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAVORITE STORE'S NEWSLETTER
They will automatically send you any deals that are happening.
MAKE EASY HEALTHY MEALS DURING THIS TIME.
You don't need to do anything special during this time of year when you most likely will be hosting and going to events and parties.
REQUEST DONATIONS INSTEAD OF GIFTS.
If you struggle with clutter in your home, request donations to be given in your name to a cause you are passionate about instead of getting random stuff.
OFFER CLEAR COMMUNICATION TO ALL FAMILY MEMBERS WHEN HOSTING A PARTY.
Keep the communication clear with all the family members.
IT IS OK TO SAY NO.
If you don't feel up for doing a particular family activity, it is OK to
, thank you.
IT'S OK IF PLANS ARE CANCELLED.
Sometimes events with family and friends are canceled. Dealing with sadness and being honest with yourself is essential.