De-Stressing During the Holidays

Debbie multitasks which can add to holiday stress.

I love the holidays. This time of year gives me the opportunity to eat great food and celebrate with my family and friends. This is also the time of year where I become so busy shopping, attending parties and eating that I tend to get off balance. The stress of holidays can be a hindrance in celebrating the joy of the holidays.

Here are some de-stressing tips that I use when I am busy during the holidays and my stress level increases.

Stay organized. Get things done as they come up. Don’t procrastinate.

  • Plan ahead. Try to have gifts bought before the rush and stress of the season.
  • Make time for exercise, sleep and relaxation.
  • Eat healthy but don’t try to diet during the holidays.
  • Pay attention to how quickly you eat.
  • Enjoy alcoholic drinks in moderation as they are packed with calories.
  • Don’t go to a party on an empty stomach. Have a snack before going out.

 

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

By Debbie Lancto

Health and Wellness Champion at Avera Health Plans

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