Are you exhausted like I am from this holiday season? Tired of christmas shopping, paying bills, decorating, keeping up with family and friends? Well, you've come to the right place. During the busyness of this season its extremely important to not only give to others, but give to yourself. Take precious time to treat yourself and give your body some lovin' this Christmas! Here are 10 ways to destress from the craziness of Christmas time!
1. Manage Your Spendings
Managing your spendings equals managing your stress. Keeping track of everything and limiting what you spend will save you from money stress.
2. Go For a Walk
Enjoy time to embrace nature whether you live in a cold or warm climate. Also, excursive is proven to reduce stress and will release dopamine to the brain to make you feel happier.
3. Embrace the Holiday
It's the most wonderful time of the year isn't!? Remember when you were a kid and Christmas was the most exciting time! Well, take a moment to have that child-like faith again and embrace the magic of Christmas. Put on some music, watch a movie, fill yourself with awe and wonder again.
4. Have Fun
Do something fun! Go ice skating, go skiing, snow tubing, or have a snowball fight (if you live in the cold!). Surround yourself with friends and family and play games with them.
5. Get Your Beauty Sleep
This one is SOOOO important. Sleep is essential to reduce stress and just relax from this world.
6. Don't Set High Expectations: Go With the Flow
Not setting expectations can be a tough one... but it is one that can change your perspective from negative to positive. DO NOT set high expectations for this holiday season. Be open minded to how things will go and embrace the flow of life. Not everything can be planned perfectly so just take a deep breath and go wherever the wind takes you.
7. Pamper Yourself
Take time to yourself! Take a bath, read a book, go to the spa, get your nails done, indulge in some treats. Take you time. You need it!
8. Spend Time With Loved Ones
While family is around spend time with them. Enjoy life together and this beauty of it. Don't take these moments for granted, life is too short.
9. Do Something That Makes You Happy
Find some things that make you happy. Do you play an instrument? Do you like listening to music? Do you enjoy baking or cooking? Whatever it may be... JUST GO DO IT!
10. Indulge in Holiday Treats
Oh yes! This is the time of year for the most delicious desserts and treats. Make ginger bread men and houses. Bake sugar cookies and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa.
I hope that this holiday season you do not forget the true meaning of Christmas. Be present with family and friends. Give more than just a gift. You have your time to give, your kindness, your presence, your love, your words. Don't take any second for granted...