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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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