Taking the Stress Out of the Holiday Season
By Brandi Swieter
Stress is easy to come by over the holidays, with meals to plan, desserts to bake, gifts to wrap, and so much more. Rather than focusing on all of the many tasks at hand, people can get some stress relief by taking tasks off their lists instead. It’s possible to take the stress out of the holiday season by choosing to do less and focus on the important aspects only.
Attend Someone Else’s Party
Too many people think they have to throw their own holiday party and be the one to put all the stress on their shoulders. If there’s a close friend or family member known to have a large gathering, it’s OK to attend their bash instead. Forget throwing a party together and see if it’s possible to join in with someone else. It saves a great deal of time and effort that will keep the stress at bay.
Make Less Food
A giant meal with all the trimmings doesn’t have to get served. As long as there’s some food to eat, everyone will be fine. Cook up a ham but choose just a few sides to go with it rather than planning to have it all. It saves time and prevents the cook from having to make such an effort, while still providing enough to eat for all in attendance.
Get Gift Cards
When purchasing gifts for any holiday or birthday, too many people stress over the perfect item to get. Rather than dreading trying to find the right thing, getting a gift card is a much better option. It allows the recipient to find their own perfect item so the giver doesn’t have to do all the work.
Stick to a Routine
It’s important to still stick to the typical routine even during the holiday season. Going too far off track to incorporate holiday activities will do more harm than good. Many people tend to skip their morning workouts or miss out on their weekly club or class simply because it’s the holidays. Fit the holiday-related activities into the freetime hours and keep doing the normal activities at all other times to keep some semblance of normalcy.
Stress relief comes easy when reducing the amount of tasks needed to get done. Those who still need additional stress relief after a busy holiday season should visit The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment. It will help to ease the mind and body so the new year can start out right.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Kingwood, Tex.