This time of year always seems to get hectic. No matter how much I plan ahead, I seem to end up with a huge to-do list in the days leading up to the holidays. Is it the same for you?
Here are 3 simple tips to help you enjoy the holidays and relax instead of feeling stressed and ready for them to be over!
- Prioritize and let go – This can be a difficult one but it’s really simple and can make a huge difference. Take a look at what you’re asking yourself to do. Then cross off anything that doesn’t really need to get done – you don’t need to knit scarves for every single relative! Start with the things that really have to get done (packing to go away for example) and work your way down the list.
- Make time for yourself – Whether you’re having company or you’re a guest in someone else’s home, make sure that you find time to take care of yourself. Make the extra effort to get to a yoga class or take a nice walk. Take a bath or curl up on the coauch with a book you’ve been looking forward to reading. In more of a time crunch? Have a cup of tea in silence. Keeping yourself calm and happy will ease the stress that may creep up around you.
- Have fun – Enjoy the company of friends and family and let everything else go for a bit. Don’t worry about the things that didn’t get done or what you need to do next. Once you’re where you’re going to be for the holidays, be there. Catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while. Invite in the joy of the season and celebrate with all you’ve got!
Peace, Love, and Wellness,