How is it December already? I have so much to do! I have so much to plan! How am I going to get everything done in time?
Does this sound familiar to you?
The holiday season is a fun time for many people. It’s a time to get together with friends and family, share some laughs, enjoy some tasty food, and make memories. For others, it’s a time of worry and stress.
The team at Smitty’s understands this seasonal stress and how it can make you feel anxious, exhausted, and worried. Here are a few tips to help you reduce your stress during the holidays:
Don’t worry about everything being perfect.
- There’s no such thing as perfection. Trying to make your home look like a high-end magazine and your food look like it’s from a Michelin star restaurant is not reasonable. Your family and your guests will love being together, and that’s what’s most important.
Ask for help.
- It’s okay to ask for help. At this time of year, people often ask what they can do to help, or what they can bring to your home. Don’t be a hero and say, “Oh nothing. Just relax.” Accept an offer of help. People like to feel needed and it will ease your stress.
Take some time to relax.
- No one can work all day and night. It’s important to take breaks and rest. Spend some time relaxing on your sofa, enjoying a movie or reading a book. Even short periods of rest can make a huge difference to your overall wellness.
Have some fun.
- It’s a great time of year to enjoy quality time with friends and family. From tobogganing and skiing to playing games inside — whatever you enjoy, make some time to take part in fun activities and build new memories.
The team at Smitty’s wishes you a stress-free holiday and a Happy New Year.