Helpful Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Enjoying the holiday time can be easier said than done. Read these tips on how to make you and your family a priority and enjoy this time together.

The holiday season can a time of heightened stress for many people. Below are some helpful tips on how to survive and prioritize during the holidays:

Watch the numbers. This means striving to get 30 minutes of walking or related activities a day, and eight hours of solid sleep a night. It also means being mindful of calories and high-fat foods.

Put first things first. Whatever is important for you to do today, write it down. Repeat after me: Write it down. It's easy to become overwhelmed with demands and expectations. You will get swept away in a tsunami of demands if you don't take care of your own needs.

Make time to preserve your greatest asset — you. Take time out to meditate, relax with a cup of warm herbal tea, listen to your favorite music.

Let go of unrealistic expectations. Choose the most important and meaning ful events to go to and politely say "no" to the others. Be realistic in your approach to the holiday celebrations and know that nobody expects you to "do it all".

As demands for your time increase during this season, you need to do more for yourself — not less. After all, what are the holidays all about? t's not the stuff. It's about about finding peace and serenity for ourselves and sharing it with our loved ones.

Please contact me with any questions or for any nutritional needs.

Heather Gregory / heather92118@gmail.com or 619-777-9876

Alternative Health & Wellness Center

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