Ways to get yourself mentally prepared for the holiday season.
Happy November loves! The holiday season is in full swing, so I'm hoping you already have a daily self care regime already in place. The holiday's can be stressful and can take a toll on you mentally, physically and emotionally, so now is the time to get holiday armored up, so you can experience the beauty of what this season truly means, and that's to be thankful. Sure gift giving is nice but the opportunity to gather with family and love ones is priceless.
Here are 7 tips to help you prepare and get through the holidays like a pro! Don't forget that taking a few minutes each day to clear your mind and relax can go a long way in helping you maintain your sanity on a daily basis as well. Need a reminder? Print out the following list of tips and post it somewhere you’ll see it often to remind you to breathe mama.
1. Take a 10- or 20-minute nap. Even a quick lie-down can do wonders to calm your mind and recharge you.
2. Natural Vitality Natural Calm Anti Stress Drink. This balanced pH Formula: promotes healthy magnesium levels and balances calcium intake which helps you to feel less stressed and more relaxed. It's important to keep yourself healthy and balanced.
3. Count your blessings. This may sound trite, but simply mentally listing the positives in your life can quickly put concerns and stress into perspective. It makes you grateful for where you are because things could be worse you know.
4. Prepare your schedule for the holidays. If you are doing any traveling be sure to make your travel arrangements early, gift buying: compile your list and get your gifts early. Using the internet is so convenient and a time saver. If you're hosting the holiday's at your house be sure to prep the house for guests early so you don't run yourself raggedy rushing at the last minute. Oh and do your grocery shopping at least 2 weeks before because the grocery store is going to be crazy or you can use instacart for those that like service to your door.
5. Holiday's no guilt zone. Sometimes people tend to feel guilty for not being able to do for other's as they would like to. If you aren't financially fit to do the things you would normally want to, it's okay. Feeling guilty does nothing for anyone so put that energy into being grateful and spending time with love ones. Do what's best for you.
6. Alone for the holiday's? No want really wants to or should be alone on the holidays, so if you're new to a city or not traveling home, plan to team up with a friend, co-worker or someone you have a good relationship with and create your own holiday cheer!
7. Do everything in moderation. The holidays mean good home eating so it's important to be mindful of how you indulged. Listen to your stomach when it comes to overeating, it will definitely tell you when it's enough. Don't wake up with regrets or an extra 5 pounds.
Here's to your sanity during the holidays!