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Learn Ways to De-stress in Time for the Holidays

Here are some ways to help minimize stress during the holidays!

The holidays are coming quickly and people tend to get really stressed out by everything going on - we've got shopping for presents, spending too much time with the in-laws, hosting parties and dinners, cooking, etc.  While I love all this stuff, I usually let it stress me out way too much.  This year, I'd like to change that.  

I hosted a stress seminar in the Spring and here are some helpful tips on how to keep the stress level at a minimum:

Physical De-stressors

  • Eat well
  • Meditate
  • Take deep breaths
  • Exercise
  • Stretch
  • Dance
  • Do yoga
  • Laugh
  • Reduce caffeine intake
  • Drink water
  • Take a bath
  • Listen to music
  • Smile-even if you have to fake it
  • Prioritize your “To-Do” list
  • Take a class you've always wanted to take

 

 Mental De-stressors

 

  • Write in a journal
  • Talk with a loved one
  • Live in the moment
  • Enlist support from loved ones
  • Find a new hobby and do it often
  • Hug someone
  • Learn to say “no”

 

Here's to a calmer next couple months for all of us!

Megan

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