The holidays can bring feelings of stress and overwhelm to the surface.
It’s no secret that the holidays are a busy time for many, especially when juggling holiday shopping, family plans, and personal feelings.
But to navigate through this season, you can remind yourself of what matters most. Here are some ways we can de-stress and slow down.
Prioritize Your Needs
You may be rushing to complete a long list of things on our holiday to-do list. But the key to balancing your list and your well-being is to prioritize.
If you feel too much is on your plate, you can cut down on tasks. You don’t have to put pressure on yourself if it takes away from your needs.
It’s a good time to ask a loved one for help or adjust your expectations if you are doing too much.
Share Tasks With Others
As much as you may want to plan and execute your ideas for the holidays, you don’t have to do it alone.
Sharing in the load of the holiday errands can make it easier on you in the long run. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with loved ones and spend more time together.
You can lean on those around you if you need help
It can help us think about what we have on stressful days leading up to the holidays.
Practicing gratitude during the holidays can put things into perspective.
It can be a grounding reminder for when you need it most.