The holiday season is a time of joy and countless celebrations with those you love. From pumpkin patches to ringing in the New Year, your calendar and to-do list can become quite overwhelming. With shopping comes budget management. With social events come scheduling and time management. Regardless of the many happy memories that are synonymous with the holiday season, stress is a real factor throughout.
The good news is, there are always positive ways to reduce stress and anxiety levels so the “most wonderful time of the year” can remain just that. Here are five tips to keep in mind.
Maintain healthy nutrition and implement regular exercise routines
Holiday parties are meant for delicious recipes. They are decadent, they are high in calories, and they are plentiful. While it is perfectly acceptable to indulge, make sure to also give your body the nutrition-filled veggies, fruits, and protein it needs to stay healthy. Also work to get at least 30 minutes of activity every day to nurture heart health and combat increased caloric intake.
Stick to your daily routine
Don't overload your schedule with an impossible number of activities. The invites will keep coming, and with those events come shopping, preparation, and driving time. Be reasonable with your time, and work diligently to maintain your usual routines as much as possible. Remember that sleep deprivation can deplete your immune system and make you more susceptible to accidents.
Unplug from your phone at night time
It is recommended that you stop using any sort of technology at least an hour before bedtime. From admiring photos on social media to planning and shopping online for the next big event, phone time can get out of hand. Make sure to keep those tasks out of your bedtime routine.
Set a spending budget
Be honest with yourself regarding available funds. It’s natural to want to go above and beyond with gift-giving, food, and drink provisions, but don't overdo it. There is nothing more stressful than panicking over unpaid bills due to depleted funds.
Treat yourself to a spa day
Consider hitting the reset button at your favorite relaxing locale, even it means soaking in the bath and allowing yourself some much-needed alone time. Take advantage of Infrared Wellness Pod or other stress-reducing spa services offered at Seattle Sun Light Spa.
There are numerous ways to keep stress levels at a minimum during this very eventful time of year. Seattle Sun Light Spa can help contribute to that relaxed state, by offering a tranquil spa day where you can truly unwind.