Sunday, November 20, 2016
The festive season is almost upon us, and while most of us enjoy all the excitement it brings, it can also give way to some tricky and stressful situations.
In order to keep your Christmas stress free, we have put together some tips to keep your holiday season as calm as possible.
Don't go overboard
Alcohol tends to be in abundance during the Christmas period, and while the occasional drink is acceptable, be sure to not go overboard and drink excessively.
There are tips to assist with cutting down including, choosing smaller drink portions, choosing a a lower-strength drink, and by having several drink free days each week. By following this advice you will feel fresher and less tired throughout the busy December period. In addition, people can also over indulge in food at this time of year so try to take everything in moderation.
While Christmas is a time for children to open gifts, play games and enjoy themselves, their overexcitement can be stressful in a busy household or when people are getting tired.
In order to relieve some of that pent up energy, plan a family walk or other outdoor activity to get some fresh air, and to get out of the house.
Get enough sleep
The festive period is extremely busy, and with all the running around you end up doing with last minute Christmas shopping and visiting family members, you can forget to grab an early night. Extreme tiredness can make people irritable, which can cause arguments and more stress.
To try and avoid this, be sure to plan for as many early nights as possible so that you are ready for the holiday madness!
Talk it out
Spending time with family in such a condensed period of time can be stressful, even for the best of us. In order to avoid any additional undue stress, plan to discuss and resolve any family issues which may cause anxiety or arguments, before the big get together. This may help to relieve any strain, enabling you to feel calmer, and enjoy yourself more come Christmas Day.
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