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!

38 comments:

  1. So many great tips!! It can be quite difficult not to get overwhelmed during the Holidays. Oh, and I love all the images you found! xo

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  2. So true! I love low key but festive holidays!

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  3. these photos are definitely putting me in the holiday spirit!

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  4. So inspirational post!
    Very pretty and original tips!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy holidays - the sleeping part is so crucial!

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  6. Such fabulous advice for this hectic season!

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  7. thank you for the comment!!!
    your blog is amazing...love all the photos!
    :)

    S.

    http://hipandchips.blogspot.com/

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  8. I've taken so many walks...really helps to relax me during this time of year!

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  9. Great picks and great advice!! Happy Holidays doll! x

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  10. Great tips! All important things to remember, especially this time of year!

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  11. I think I'm one of those people who stress a lot.
    Thanks so much for the tips

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  12. Love these tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great! Now about that sleep ...

    Happy Holidays to you!

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  14. I totally agree with these! I definitely will treat myself with more sleep than usual!

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  15. i love the potted plants in the mugs! beautiful
    nice post! no traveling or hosting for me this yr so i'll be stressfree (hopefully)
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  16. beautiful pictures, i love all the photos that you posted!

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  17. Great tips. The fifth one is my favorite; Treat yourself. xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  18. thank you so much for the beating-stress-over-the-holidays tips!! i could use them right about now!! wishing you a wonderful and stress-free next couple of days...
    xo, kristina

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  19. definitely yes to treating yourself and getting sleep! it's a busy time of the year and anything to keep stress low is good.

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  20. Such fabulous tips! I should definitely give some of these a try. Especially the sleep. I'm so sleep deprived and I have so much to do but I can't even think clearly to come up with a plan to get it all done :)

    Hope you're having a great week! xoxo

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  21. great advice! our therapy for the week!

    happy holidays!

    xx
    chantal

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  22. Well you are not alone...I think all of us are on the same boat...But I enjoy every minute of it...merry Christmas!!!!
    iela

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  23. I am treating myself tomorrow with a mani/pedi. Can't wait!

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  24. Great advice! I like how you recommend always having a plan B - so true!

    Happy Holidays!!

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  25. I love the advice! Great in life and not just for Christmas. My family takes a very chill and relaxed approach to christmas which I'm eternally grateful for!

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  26. Super cute holiday ideas! High stress holidays just totally defeats the purpose in my book! Gotta keep it simple!

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  27. Great relaxation tips!


    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  28. This is such wonderful advice paired with lovely photos

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  29. Love this post! Great tips and advice! Sometime you can never plan for everything, including spilt red wine over a white carpet! Salt & bicarb of soda at hand!
    Happy holidays!

    x.o.x.o

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  30. Great tips and tricks for staying sane this holiday season! It has been VERY stressful! I think I need some meditation time!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  31. I find this tips very useful since I am always getting stressed out during xmas time!!

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  32. Brilliant - #1 down through #6. So easy to try to out do yourself each year from the newt. I'm often my own worst enemy. My favourites, #2 & 3.
    May the Joy and Peace of the holiday season be with you now and throughout the new year.

    My best to you,
    Deb

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  33. like this post!

    http://rueoh.blogspot.com/

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  34. Great advices, thank you for sharing!

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  35. Lovely post with darling photos!

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  36. I'm treating myself and definitely getting some rest! hahaha Love these! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  37. Hope you had an amazing Holiday weekend.
    How are the preparations for new years coming along?

    xx
    Priscilla

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