Wednesday, 19 December 2012
One of the most important things to remember during the holiday season is to take care of yourself. Self-care is critically important all year round, but particularly when you are under a lot of stress. These three tips are to help you manage your stress by taking care of your self. When you're feeling relaxed and well, you'll enjoy the holiday so much more!
Take time for yourself. It is imperative that you maintain your energy, perspective, and confidence in yourself. Certainly, saying no sometimes, keeping calm, communicating clearly, and attending to your own feelings takes care of you. You will also want to use healthy habits, rest when necessary, and take care of any feelings and behaviors that are out of your control. Do what you think will be comfortable for you. Remember, you can always choose to do things differently next time. Everybody has different preferences for how they "recharge". With the holiday season well under way, think about what yours is:
You will definitely appreciate carving some time out of your schedule to recharge. It will make the holidays easier and more enjoyable. Our final "Holiday Stress" blog entry will offer some practical tips on dealing with difficult personalities.
Read the past blogs in the "Holiday Stress" series!