Tis the season to be…stressed?
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Everything may be merry and bright but the holidays may also leave you feeling a bit rundown and stressed out. When you find yourself ready to throw in the tinsel, try these top 5 holiday stress busters to give yourself a little relief.
Get enough sleep.
Aim for 30 minutes more sleep per night. Turn off the TV, put away electronics and get some shuteye.
Get some exercise every day. Even getting outside for a 10 minute walk can reduce stress and boost energy levels. If you need a little motivation or accountability try joining a group like the ZOOMA Holiday Challenge or ZOOMA Love Run Challenge to keep you moving through the season.
Take deep breaths.
When you get frustrated by crowds, traffic, deadlines, etc., take slow, deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth to help you calm down.
Don’t be afraid to say no.
Guard your schedule and don’t overcommit. There’s no shame in saying no.
Avoid last-minute scrambling by planning ahead. If you know you need to host a gathering or bring a dish, gather ingredients or start chipping away at small tasks now to be better prepared.