Holiday Stress – “We are supposed to be having fun, but with all the added chores, it can really start to overwhelm. However, scheduling in me time will help get you through.” …
Chill Out! Don’t Fall Prey To Holiday Stress
Well … Merry Christmas … Happy Hanukkah … Happy Kwanzaa … Blessed Winter Solstice … and an insane Irving R. Feldman’s Birthday celebration! You get the idea!
Whatever Holiday(s) you and your family celebrate at this time of the year, we here at Tips About Healthy Living wiish you and yours a Joyous Season and a Magnificent New Year!
But … before you go … how are you doing so far? Are the Holidays getting to you yet? Frankly, they can “get” to a lot of us because there’s just so much to do, and of course, we want to do it all! There are parties to go to, guests to entertain, family members to talk to and visit, community functions to attend … the list goes on and on.
On top of all that, most of us have to keep working right up until the Holiday itself. We’ve got to do our regular day-to-day chores in addition to preparing whatever festivities we’ve planned.
All this can lead to a great deal of stress, and stress is no laughing matter. We’ve written a lot recently about how to remain healthy in the face of all the food we encounter during this wonderful time of year … but what about the stress that builds up? How can we handle that?
With our Holiday Greetings, we also offer you this great article from “The Real Food Forager” about just that: how to handle stress during the Holiday season. It’s got some great tips that can help carry you through!
http://realfoodforager.com Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:17:00 GMT
As a health practitioner I have always noticed that right after Thanksgiving, people start to really stress out. It seems that every organization, school and extra activity has some event/party connected to the holiday season. If you are as busy with activities as most folks, this becomes a booby-trap for stress.
The Holidays Are For You As Well As Everyone Else
So … do you “stress out” during the Holidays? If you do, one probable reason is that you’re a bit too concerned with everyone else … and not taking enough care of YOU! Don’t feel guilty about taking a little “Me Time” … or doing some things the way you like them as opposed to what everyone else wants. Sure the Holidays are definitely a time for giving … but no one wants you to give to them in detriment to your own health. Taking the time and care to care for yourself means that the “you” you’ll be giving to others will be a healthier, happier, and “fuller” you.