Managing the Hectic Holidays
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For most, holidays can also be the most hectic time of the year. The tips below can help you to have a calm, fulfilling holiday season:
- Minimize new tasks: Learn to say “No”! Limit the extra day-to-day activities you choose to take on. Minimizing non-essential tasks will help you focus on what’s important and keep your stress levels low.
- Improve organization through scheduling: Writing down what your day, week, or month will look like in a calendar will allow you to visualize what you have planned so you can better manage your time.
- Avoid multi-tasking: Multi-tasking can be a major holiday stressor. Focusing on multiple items at once can lead to an overwhelming holiday burnout. Making a to-do list ahead of time can reduce your need to tackle many things at once.
- Set aside “you” time: Taking a little time for yourself is of utmost importance. Going to the gym, getting a massage or just reading your favorite book are great ways to let your mind and body recover from the hectic holiday season.
Making it through the chaotic holiday season means there will be many boxes to check off of your list, but prioritizing your tasks will help you stay committed to a healthy lifestyle. Your healthcare provider can also provide additional stress relief resources for you.
Northwestern Benefit wishes you a Happy Holidays!