Hi all! We hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying the time leading up the holidays! This time of year can be very busy with holiday events and Christmas shopping on top of completing weekly duties. We wanted to share some ways to de-stress in order to make the most of the holiday season!
- Keep a schedule & to-do lists– A great way to keep track of work, school, and holidays events is to keep a planner or agenda and update it weekly. It is a good idea to look at your planner while having your coffee in the morning to see what you have to do that day and in the upcoming week.
- Stay on top of your workouts- Many people use the holidays as an excuse to stop working out because they are too busy. We find that keeping our normal workout routine helps keep our stress levels down so we are more productive throughout the day. Having a workout buddy and scheduling workouts ahead of time (even penciling them in your planner) will help you stay on track!
- Online shopping- We generally stay away from the mall especially as it gets closer to Christmas. While it can be fun to go shopping a time or two at the mall to get in the Christmas spirit, we do most of our Christmas shopping online to avoid the lines and crowds. Presents delivered right to your door, what more can you ask for?
- Meditation – It is important to find times to purify your mind, especially when things get busy and stressful before the holidays. Think of it like showering or working out. It is essential to take time to get in touch with yourself and find peace during a stressful day. One meditation app we like is Mindspace. It is a 10 minute guided meditation that reminds you that meditation is not about pushing away your thoughts but more about being at peace with them. Try scheduling 10 minutes into your morning or night time routine!
- Remember to enjoy the season – It is easy to forget the meaning of the season when it feels like there are a bunch of to-dos that come along with it. Remember to enjoy time with family and friends and let the little things go. Looking back you will be much more likely to remember the great times you had with the ones you care about most.
– A & M –