Parent Tips

5 Easy Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

1. Take time for you.

You’ve been doing such a great job with your health lately that the last thing you want to do is slip because you’re so busy with parties, shopping, wrapping, & don’t forget those holiday cookies that you make for your kids teachers. 😀holiday cards, party invites, family obligations and buying  presents disrupted schedules, not to mention we tend to go over our budget ! Remember, you need to take time for yourself! Even if it’s 5 minutes to take deep breaths or relax after the kids go to bed to read a good book!

 

2. Holiday Events

We all know holiday events have food galore & usually a bit of less-than-healthy foods.  So remember, eat something before you go to a party so you don’t overeat junk…( smile )  On the flip side if you are having the party make healthy but tasty options.  How about a salad bar and fresh fruit.

3. Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

Don’t have time to go to the gym ??? So go for a brisk walk, you’ll feel delightful…

4. Be Grateful for what you do have.

I lost my mom this year and it will be a hard Christmas to get through. I decided rather than dwelling on it I’m going to be grateful for what I do have. My husband, my kids & their families. Someone close to me used to always say, “Count your blessings, not your sorrows.” Think about it. What are you grateful for ? Nobody wants a “blue Christmas.” Part of the song, “Do you hear what I hear?” Tells us to look up, what do you see? 💫⭐️🌟💫

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night💫💫💫
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite. 

It reminds us to always hold our head up high and just be grateful. 💫🌟🌟💫

5. Last but not least

Don’t wait till the last minute! I buy meaningful gifts all year long when I see something I know someone on my list will love…and I always, always buy a book for everyone on my list that captures the essence of their personalities.

Remember…the best thing about Christmas is being with your family...🎄🎄🎄

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