Beating Holiday Stress
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…
What Can You Do for Stress Relief?
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 Nicole Hiltibran’s article that lists some of the causes of holiday stress and ways to recognize and reduce your stressors.
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.
- How Does Exercise Help to Relieve Stress?
- Exercise helps to overcome negative aspects of stress – Study
- Stress – Another good reason to exercise
- It’s not stress that kills you; it’s how you handle it
- How can I reduce stress by changing my attitude?
- A stress management parable
- Some tips on getting the most out of your brain and conquering 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?
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