'Tis the Season...already? Every year I get caught off guard with the sounds of Christmas carols playing in the mall, the extravagant displays of "stuff" and the advertisements telling us it's time to spend, spend, spend!
We're inundated with messages from social media, stores and even friends telling us how we should celebrate the holiday season. If we're not truly aware, we're caught up in the frenzy and stress...and suddenly, someone's taken control of our seasonal merriment - the tail's wagging the dog!! This year, create your holiday your way and maintain control of it. Here's how:
Lana's Totally Transformational
Tips to Tame Holiday Stress!
Begin with the end in mind. List your holiday chores and plot them in your calendar, allowing time to get them done the way you want and on time. Done and done. What a feeling!
Now decide what events you want to or need to attend. Set boundaries around your schedule by knowing your priorities.
Don't forget about self-care. YOU are the most important person in this equation. Yes, partners, children, and family are very important, but without you what will happen to them? Pace yourself, exercise, meditate, breathe....
Reframe Your Thinking. The holidays are a time when we tend to reach out to others not as fortunate as us, others who are in difficult situations, to family we see only during the holiday season. Sharing, giving and caring are good things!
Holiday stress also infiltrates the office, check out my blog about keeping things calm and bright at work.