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4 Ingenious Ways to Put a Stop to Holiday Stress

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4 Ingenious Ways to Put a Stop to Holiday Stress

The holidays are supposed to be relaxing and festive.  Ironically, the exact opposite happens for many people this time of year.  There’s so much competition, expectation and peer pressure surrounding the holidays that it’s difficult not to feel stressed out.  Moments like these are when you should activate your stress-management.  If the holidays are overwhelming you, take a step back and refocus.

Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself:

               Certified Holistic Health Counselor Connie Bennett advises that “While ‘tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it’s also a season for stress, anxiety and angst… Unless you lean on effective relaxation and self-love techniques, as well as positive self-talk, all your worries may trigger issues like overeating, overloading on alcohol, arguments and neglecting your needs.” Here are a few techniques you can use to stay grounded during the holidays:

1.    Shrink Your To-Do List:

               Making plans during the holidays always comes with heavy obligations.  Be careful not to bite off more than you can chew with your promises.  Manage your time sensibly, and realistically.

2.    Use Portion-Control:

               To be honest, healthy eating goes right out the window as soon as thanksgiving arrives.  But that doesn’t mean you have to start bingeing excessively every day.  If you don’t feel like putting limits on what you eat, set limits on how much you eat.

3.    Use the Secret-Santa System:

               Christmas shopping can easily wipe out all of your savings if you don’t stick to a budget.  That’s why it’s a good idea to set spending limits on gifts.  Set up as many Secret-Santa agreements as you can.

4.    Put Your Feet Up:

               Whether or not you have a vacation planned, use the holiday season to take a well-deserved break.  Arrange to have a change of scenery, and drop everything you normally do.  No Matter how short it is, taking a quick break can keep you energized and happy.

Conclusion:

               Sometimes life inflicts stress on people during the unlikeliest of times.  That’s why it’s important to practice active mindfulness.  Especially during the holidays.  If you’re scrambling to keep up with gifts and commitments, be careful not to lose sight of your mental health.  There’s no shame in setting some boundaries if it means putting a lid on anxiety. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.

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