The holiday season can be a very stressful…
A stressful time for everyone. From balancing family dynamics to finding the perfect gifts to making time for it all — the stress adds up quickly.
This season, de-stress and make the holidays a fun and exciting time. Try these tips for a stress-free holiday:
Focus on one thing at a time. It may sound silly to uni-task during one of the busiest times of the year, but focusing on one task at a time will allow you to be more relaxed and actually enjoy what you’re doing.
Create a holiday playlist. Research has shown that listening to music (not just Christmas music) can reduce stress hormones and anxiety, so crank up the tunes and stay calm.
Take a shortcut to joy. Just because your family moved back in for the week doesn’t mean you have to give up everything you enjoy in your daily routine. If you like to read, keep your reading time but just know it may be shorter than usual. Holding on to the things we enjoy most in our day helps ease the stressful times, even if the joy is in smaller doses.