08 December 2014

Don't let stress ruin your holiday season

The holiday season is here and the stress levels are running high, but there is no need.  Take steps now to ensure you feel calm and relaxed during December.

First, make lists.  It will seem more manageable if you write down your Christmas shopping list, food list, card lists and activities list.

Second, action off to others things they can help with making things happen and share the responsibility.  There is no reason everyone can’t do something to help.

Third, schedule in some down time.  It is great to be invited to parties and functions, but you don’t need to say yes to everything.  Pace yourself.

Fourth, don’t drink in access or over eat as it will only make you feel bad.  It drains our bodies of energy in both cases.

Lastly, when it comes to family tensions, take deep breaths and make light of it.  If you know one relative is ALWAYS going to cause problems, make a game of it and bet to see how long it will take before it starts.  Then take more deep breaths and ask yourself, “how can I be cleaver and make this situation better”, or “how can I look at this without getting upset and ruining my holiday”.

Then smile and be thankful for everything you have in your life.  Watch the news and you will feel better instantly.  Happy Holidays!

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