Here are some tips from us at Women’s Health Specialists:
The big stressors that come from the holidays are money and time. The holidays can be especially expensive. Making a budget prior to any shopping can help ease the stress of spending too much. Yes, gifts are amazing, but being thoughtful in gift-giving or utilizing your money will go a long way with loved ones. This year may be tighter than years previously and that is ok. Time spent with family and friends can be the best gift that you can give to them. Being fully present with interactions can also be all someone needs this holiday season so give yourself some grace on all the “to-do” lists and enjoy this time.
The holidays can be especially hard on those who have lost someone this year or are going through a rough time. A memory can come up around the holidays as well to cause grief and it is ok to say no to any events that do not appease you or will cause heartache.
Make sure that you take care of yourself as well. A lot of the time, we as humans put so much pressure on making the perfect holiday. Remember to continue to eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and exercise during this time. It is easy to fall into the trap of eating all of the great holiday food but try to keep a good balance of both! Do different activities/hobbies that you enjoy allowing yourself to destress.
If you’re stressed this year, some of these tips can help relax some tension. Remember you are one person, and everything will come together, enjoy the moments and the people you love to surround yourself with.