It’s that time of the year again, holiday season is here! This means family gatherings, lots of food, shopping for the perfect gifts and running around like crazy trying to stay on top of everything. It’s hard for us not to feel a little extra added stress around this time and that’s normal. If you find your stress levels rising, here are some tips to help you out!
Get plenty of sleep! When you are stressed, it’s sometimes hard to fall asleep with all your thoughts running wild in your mind. Will aunt Tina like the sweater I got her? Who’s going to bring the rolls for Christmas dinner? What do I need to get at the grocery store tomorrow? Next thing you know, your alarm goes off and you got a few hours here and there and now you’re exhausted and even more stressed.
Before bed, try and make a list of everything on your mind. Write out who you need to buy presents for and what you’re going to get them. Write who’s coming for dinner and all the food being made and the ingredients you need to buy. Anything that’s on your mind, try and let it out before you head to bed!
These next few months can get very expensive, which is why lots of stress. This season, try and give yourself a budget and stick to it. If you have down time, look for some holiday deals online and plan out when you are going to buy gifts. Try and buy a few gifts with every paycheck, instead of waiting until the last minute and having to spend a large amount of money at once. Your bank account will look a lot nicer!
Most importantly, take time to focus on you and your health and happiness. We do so much for others during the holidays that we forget about ourselves. Even if it’s just a half hour of relaxing on the couch with a face mask or taking a few deep breaths every couple hours, even reading a good book, do what makes you happy!
The holidays shouldn’t be as stressful as we make them, so lets all try and get through this one with as little stress as possible! Happiest of holidays from Mobility Plus