During the holiday season, people are prone to being stressed out. Whether it’s dealing with family they rather not see; or picking out the perfect gift for their love. It’s the season that can send people up the wall. I know that some years I feel like I never had enough time to get everything done. Especially when I was also juggling my exams in between this. Over time, I learned of some ways in which I can handle the overhanging holiday stress. So I figured why not share it with you lovelies. If you’re interested, read more after the jump
How To Handle Holiday Stress
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I feel like this is the most important point. You have to learn to say no. You can’t always bring food and plan everything. Taking on every task offered to you is a surefire way to achieve holiday burnout. Not only are you going to be beyond exhausted, but can negatively impact your health. And before you even hit Christmas at that. Those who know you best will understand and those who don’t will get over it eventually.
Make time for yourself
If you’re an introvert like me, you realise how important ‘alone time’ is. Yes this is the season to be surrounded by loved ones. However, there’s gonna be a point where those same people are going to become overbearing. At that point you’re going to need to make time for yourself. You can do it in small ways like going for a walk or putting aside extra time in the morning. It may seem insignificant. But I can assure you that peace and solace is going to come as a godsend. Especially if you’ve gone and going without break.
During the busy season, we tend to let our health slip. This can be because we’re too busy to eat. Or even overeating and over-drinking because mom made her famous pie and wine. This can leave us feeling sluggish or even guilty. Which just adds onto the stress. To combat this and to be at your best, there’s just a couple of things to do. This includes eating healthy, eating controlled portions, plenty of sleep and moderate exercise.[clickToTweet tweet=”Our health tends to slips during holiday season. Find out to combat that here: ” quote=”Our health tends to slips during holiday season. But you can combat it!”]
Another way to handle being stressed out is planning. I honestly swear by it, after years of running around like a chicken without its head. Planning can effectively reduce any needless worry in your life. You can start by doing your shopping online or even in November. Give yourself enough time to plan that big Christmas party you look forward. Trust me, you don’t want to be in town on Christmas even trying to get your nephew that toy he wanted. All because you’ve been consumed with everything else.
These are my tips to surviving the holidays and handling the stress associated with it. Let me know what you think. Furthermore, why not share how your handle holiday stress?