How to avoid pressures the holiday season brings

How to avoid pressures the holiday season brings

It’s no secret the holiday season can be a difficult time for some. The holidays often present a dizzying array of demands – cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. In addition, living through a pandemic can bring about an added level of stress during this time of year.

But with some practical tips, you can work to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying them more than you thought you would! We break down a few below.

Be wary of your budget

Before you do your gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then, stick to your budget by establishing set amounts for specific spending categories. Great alternatives to standard gift-giving are donating to a charity; making homemade gifts; or starting a family gift exchange. 

Don’t abandon healthy habits

The holidays are a very busy time, and it can be simple to abandon the healthy habits you’ve worked on all year due to the hustle and bustle caused by the holidays. Take at least a few minutes every day to partake in a healthy coping mechanism you’ve established for yourself. Remember that overindulgence – whether it’s eating, …