Here at KF, we know how stressful it can be shopping for presents, wrapping gifts, addressing holiday cards, baking, and making time for holiday parties. Although the holidays are a time for family and fun, they can easily become overwhelming. With your stress level at an all-time high, it’s hard to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Our team came up with some savvy tips to keep stress under control so you can enjoy the holidays to the fullest AND get it all done.
It is almost impossible to mentally remember everything you have to accomplish. This is a tip that will reduce stress before it even starts. Writing down what you hope to accomplish is a sure fire way to make sure you don’t forget something important. Write down grocery lists, gift lists, goals, and chores. Buy festive notepads or stationary to make the process a little more chic and inspiring!
If the thought of crowds and lines sounds unbearable to you, online shopping as much as possible is your best bet. Busy stores and parking lots can cause so much unnecessary stress. If you purchase what you can online, you are sure to avoid overwhelming situations and cut out considerable stress! Most websites offer deals on products and shipping this time of year, to make your shopping experience even better, so take advantage!
Take Time for Yourself
It is so especially important to take time for yourself around the holidays. Constantly being around different people, situations, demands on your time can get overwhelming and make you tired, irritable, and stressed. Treat yourself. Take a trip to the spa or nail salon, get a massage, facial, or pedicure to unwind and renew. Throw in an awesome workout, such as something like these Phoenix Tennis Lessons. This way you have someone help coaching you and you’re learning a new skill. This is an obvious way to refresh mentally and physically and is sure to help you feel a little less stressed out.
Enjoy a Festive Drink or Cocktail
Sometimes you just need to step back and enjoy yourself. Call one of your friends and meet them for some great conversation and a festive cocktail. Talk through what you are feeling, vent, laugh, and get back to enjoying what the holidays are all about.
At the end of the day, the holidays truly are a time that should be enjoyed. It is a time to be thankful for your family and friends. They are a joyous time to reconnect and have fun. Just remember to take some of the pressure off of yourself. Take a deep breath, remain positive, and live in your special moments ??