How to Beat Holiday Stress

Beating Holiday StressA Red and White Striped Candy Cane & Holly

I love Christmas. Everything about it. I love the holiday, getting together with my family and my husband’s (which we don’t do enough of these days), friends, and generally, everyone is in a good mood. But, as I was reminded today by a co-worker, not everyone is happy during the holidays and it can be an overwhelming time. And not everyone who is smiling is feeling happy.  Beating holiday stress isn’t easy, but it can be done. Read on for some tips…

Christmas Holly with red berries in the centerWhat Can You Do To Beat Holiday Stress?

I am a big believer in the mental health benefits of taking an hour for yourself to exercise. It will clear your head and you’ll feel good. Towards that, I’ll start with the first article about exercise, but there are even more great articles that have wonderful advice that I’m reblogging from One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100. As you may know, I’m a big fan of Tony and love his writing. After that I’ll share an article below that we were fortunate enough to find our feature image. Read  article that lists some of the causes of holiday stress and ways to recognize and reduce your stressors.

Endurance Information Man Stretching to beat holiday stress - photo by Strength Training to Beat Holiday Stress - Photo of a barbell for Strength Exercises Photo of rocks - photo by desertsojourn




Tap each image for printable exercises…

Don’t be Hard on Yourself

Remember that you are human and no one expects everything from you. Enjoy whatever holiday you are celebrating. Remember to take deep breaths, get some exercise and some fresh air, and as the days get shorter, be sure to get out in the sunshine when you can. Be good to yourself.

Click here for the rest of Tony’s article

Holiday Stress Relief by Continuing Education Resources
Holiday Stress

An article (and image) about Holiday Stress by Continuing Education Resources:

What gives you stress?  What works for you to de-stress and how would you recommend people to cope with their stress?

Thank you for spending part of your day with us. Wishing you the BEST of health!

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I hope you were stress-free this past holiday season! Thank you for spending time with us today, we sincerely hope you like our site and find some useful tips and exercises! :)

        1. Thank you so much Jennifer – I really appreciate your kind words. I try to get the word out that it doesn’t take much to improve your health with small changes. :) Thank you so much for spending time with us today! :)

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