By Diane Forrest,
Tis the season....you can feel the excitement in the air, holiday time is here. There'll be parties for hosting marshmallows for roasting and caroling out in the snow. The holidays are filled with fun, family and friends, but can be loaded with stress too. It starts with a nice quiet Thanksgiving dinner followed with a fun game of flag football, and before you know it, you are in Wal-Mart fighting with a bunch of strangers over towels.
The stress has begun. There are gifts to buy, cards to send, parties to go too, food to make, and still work, go to school and maintain a somewhat normal life. Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with activities that can cause us stress. Here are some helpful tips to remember during this holiday season.
- Make a "to do" list to help keep you organized
- Get plenty of rest
- Make a budget
- Ask for assistance, you don’t have to do it all by yourself.
- Get plenty of exercise
- Take a break, take time for yourself and relax or visit with a friend.
This is National Stress Free Holiday Month, and while you may still experience some stressful moments, proper planning and organization will help in keeping the stress levels down so that you can enjoy the holidays and make lifetime memories.