5 Tips for Managing Stress this Holiday Season

The holidays bring laughter and joy, but they often become overwhelming and stressful in a hurry. Schedules fill up while our wallets empty, and endless obligations can leave us feeling exhausted with little time to think about healthy routines. Use the tips below to stay on track and enjoy the season. Be Mindful Take a moment to be present. When practicing mindfulness, you can be more intentional about your daily decisions. Think about how much you’re committing to and where you can create more balance in your day. You can practice mindfulness in every aspect of your holidays, including planning, spending, eating, and exercising. To be more mindful, pause, practice deep breathing, and ask yourself reflection questions. These questions help to understand the what and why behind your choices. Plan Ahead It’s so easy to get caught up in the [...]

Thriving During the Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year filled with wonder and excitement. However, with all the hustle and bustle, they can quickly become stressful, anxiety-inducing, and even depressing. Holidays can be full of nostalgia and endless expectations. It’s a time when we can be overwhelmed with family get-togethers, yet our hearts can ache for those who cannot be there. Our schedules start to overflow with events, and our healthy habits tend to go out the window as quickly as our budget for the season. With all these demands and constantly changing feelings, it can be difficult to get through the holidays, let alone enjoy them. Let’s look at several ways to make this season less frightful and more delightful. Make a Plan Schedules and emotions are always easier to manage when you have a plan. Prioritize your list of [...]