As you can imagine with all that is going on during the holidays our stress level can multiply sometimes to the point that it can cause depression and stress…
There is always going to be an overwhelming list of things to accomplish, and if you have kids that list seems to grow even more. Things we can’t control are sometimes going to take over our thoughts and cause us to feel like we are like a hamster running on a wheel. I have always prided myself in being organized, but during the holiday season sometimes all the best intentions can make no difference. Finding the “perfect” gift, planning meals, parties and get-together’s can start to build on each other to the point of us suddenly having a mountain to climb!
Finding ways to handle stress and take some things in your stride are some of the ways to achieve a more peaceful and calm holiday season…here are some others to help you focus on the good things about the season rather than all the overwhelming things we need to do:
The Mayo Clinic has put out research about stress and the holidays and it is their recommendation that we take care of ourselves, because if we don’t, then we are no use to anyone else.
Take that time for YOU…
What if you just went into the holidays with no expectations and had an open mind…what could that do?
I don’t know about you, but this year, I am focused on my family, our love and feeling gratitude for all that I have!