The holidays are upon us, and everyone is looking forward to celebrating this holiday season. What you might not be looking forward to, are the heightened emotions we can often experience as the festivities draw closer.
We might be dealing with family members that are difficult, or the loss of a loved one, or even stress about staying healthy. Emotions like stress, anxiety, depression, or anger can come out at some not so opportune moments during holiday gatherings. So what’s the solution? While everyone is dealing with something different around the holidays, we can all benefit from some stress relieving tips. Connie Bennet wrote an article for Psychology Today giving us 7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress.
The 7 tips are below, check out her article to read more information on each tip!
1- Take Calm Down Breaks
2- Put on Rose-Colored Glasses
3- Get Moving
4- Go for real food mostly
5- Take polite portions of “comfort” foods and drinks
6- Prepare “Need to do for me” and “Need to do for you” lists
7- Be Generous