It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the most stressful. “Growing up means realizing that holiday magic was the women in your family working their asses off to make everything perfect.” @theskimm
Like Rudolph, let’s shine a light on it. ‘Tis the season…to have temporary feelings of anxiety and depression. Yep, 38% of people say their stress increases around the holidays.
Here are three ways to celebrate more and stress less this holiday season:
- Decide what you are – and are not – going to do. From holiday cards and decorating, cooking and baking to gift giving and shipping, all by a certain date… it’s A LOT! Ask yourself what matters most and only do that. Drop whatever doesn’t light you up.
- Delegate anything that is really important to you and your family but doesn’t make you happy. This is how partners and family members can contribute to the holiday. Let go of it being done a certain way and just let them do it! They will feel accomplished, and you will feel relieved. That’s a win-win!
- Dedicate some time for yourself every day. My 10-minute morning meditation makes my day. I also listen to my favorite music, which sets the tone. I have a few different playlists depending on my mood. Of course, do yoga! Even 15 minutes of sun salutations can turn you upside down and inside out. What better way to burn some energy, invigorate yourself and gain a new perspective?
While the holidays demand a lot of tasks, they can also bring up a lot of feelings. Pay close attention to how you feel, and keep a Miracle Of The Day journal to highlight your wins before your head hits the pillow at night. Celebrating YOU is the right thing to do!