Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Stress

This time of the year can be quite stressful for many people... especially those who are hosting parties, traveling or having to wrap tons of toys for the little ones. Today I want to share with all of you some tips on how to relax a bit so you are good kids all the way until Sunday!

1. This time of the year a lot of people get nostalgic about the past and what the future will bring which can cause for you to get down and stresses. Instead of doing that try a positive approach to things and allow yourself to enjoy the present and not think about the "if's".

2. Allow plenty of time to get things done because these days there's so much traffic that going anywhere seems like a million years and every store or supermarket are more crowded. To avoid this craziness try to get there when they open or an hour before they close... even the sales people are friendly at those hours!

3. Be realistic about your expectations and try to always have a plan B in case things don't go as planned. For example, don't try to change your family on your Christmas party because everyone is there to celebrate and avoid at all cost controversial topics of conversation. Also, get an extra gift like a bottle or wine or something like that in case someone shows up unannounced.

4. Get enough sleep... the lack or it will get you more tired and sensitive to anything that goes right or wrong. If for any reason due to stress you're having trouble sleeping try to drink a sleeping tea or go to your natural supermarket and get one of their natural remedies so you can get your sleeping schedule back on track.

5. Treat yourself... this time some people feel they are the last thing on their list. Take some time for a cup of coffee and a magazine alone at some coffee shop, get a haircut and blow dry in order to look good, buy yourself a little treat {but don't blow your budget either!}, or just go out for a nice walk to clear your mind.

6. Last but not least... If you're traveling check out my post on Holiday Travel for tips on how to make it easier for you to get there without many complication and losing your mind along with your luggage.

I want to wish a Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating it over the next few days...
wish you the best and enjoy this time with your family and friends!

Have a nice day!