‘Tis’ the Season!’ Or is it?
Your plane has just been delayed (or canceled), and you are caught at the airport. Perhaps there is snowstorm. You burned the turkey. Or perhaps Amazon failed to deliver a package.
As the holiday season approaches, your stress level will probably rise. In addition to your typical schedule of work, home and kids, you’ve got more shopping to do, menus to plan, and food to prepare. The good news is, even with all the extra activities and preparations, you can still reduce your holiday stress.
Here are some proven strategies to help you decrease your stress. Some of these may even be so effective that you’ll choose to use them all year long, not just during the holidays!
Here you go!
This year, make the decision to reduce your holiday stress. By shedding the urge to be perfect, beginning holiday planning earlier, scaling down expectations, and using shortcuts to save time, you’ll bring your tension level way down. Deal?
Think about what you really want the holidays to mean to you and your family. Then, you can let go of expectations based on the past and really enjoy your time together. And ultimately, isn’t that what the holidays are for?
Loretta Holmes, M.A. CMHWC is the founder of Bella Coaching Services and is known for helping teens and women trample their anxiety without pills or lengthy coaching. Her immensely popular guide, Top 20 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence has reached hundreds of humans since its inception in 2019.