The holidays are upon us, and your social calendar is about to become even more jam-packed. While this time of year can offer amazing memories that will last a lifetime, it often lends itself to creating varying levels of stress. No one likes to feel stressed out, especially during this time of year, so it’s important to find ways to help yourself stay sane during the holiday season. Some of our favorite ways are below, so feel free to check them out!
Commit to Self Care
Self-care has been a popular trend lately, and we’re definitely on that bandwagon. Practicing self-care is one of the best ways to check in with your mind and body to see what you really need to feel 100%. So, when you’re feeling stressed, take some time for yourself and do something that you love and also find relaxing. Whether that’s yoga, watching your favorite show, or scrolling through Instagram, commit to doing it whenever you feel overwhelmed so you can stay sane during this time of year.
Make A To-Do List
One way to stay on top of everything you have coming up during the holiday season is to compile your responsibilities into a list that you can reference in the upcoming weeks. It’s a great tool to use, especially when things get busy. To get started, simply write out everything you have going on this season, big and small. Then, put it somewhere that is easily accessible, like your fridge or phone. Now, with your list, you’ll be able to get things done more easily and you’ll be less likely to forget something, so you’ll feel more at ease.
Move Your Body
In this season of indulgence, we think it’s worth it to keep up your regular physical activity to help keep your mind, body, and spirit balanced. Take time to exercise to help bring stress levels down. Exercising in a group setting can be a fun way to bond with your friends and family, which will help you not get too exasperated with them in a high-stress moment.
Step Out of Your Home and Into Nature
During the holidays, your home can feel less like a safe haven and more like an event venue. To combat that, we recommend getting outside and taking in the world around you. Whether it’s a hike up your favorite mountain or just a walk around the block, take some time to get outside to destress. You’ll thank yourself in the long run, and you’ll also be sure to stay sane during the holiday party season!