The Holidays are Coming: Take Care of You

– November 7, 2018

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The holidays are coming! And, so are all the activities. Here are some quick tips on preparing yourself for the holiday bustle.

Make Time for You in Your Schedule

relaxed woman taking a bath with a towel on her head - Beauty conceptsExperts say that taking an hour a day to focus on yourself can reduce stress. An hour a day can be hard to do when it feels like the world is counting on you. Try taking 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening for yourself. Here is the amazing thing—30 minutes of “me” time could be a bubble bath or long shower. It could be sitting on the couch enjoying that cup of coffee while staring out the window. Breathe deeply and relax, you’ll notice you are much better equipped to handle stress when you take time for yourself.

Don’t Go Overboard: Pinterest Can Be Addicting

The holidays are exciting and there are so many things you could do. We always want to make sure that children and adults alike are enjoying the holiday season. Whether you prefer Google or Pinterest, don’t go overboard. Sometimes the most basic activities can bring the most joy. If you do need more activities and ideas, set a timer so you don’t get lost in idea-land.

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It’s Okay to Say “No”

For us to be at our best, sometimes we have to say “no” to things that we really want to take part in. It could be eating delicious sweets or could be an invitation to another party to add to an already full weekend. You can’t enjoy the holidays if you are feeling exhausted. That exhaustion and overdoing it could lead to sickness, which makes for a rough holiday season.

Take care of yourself this holiday season. You’ll find that when you’re in good health, mentally and physically, you and those around you will enjoy the holidays more.

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