The holidays can be stressful. If you want to avoid stress around the holidays, you’ll have to be proactive. Start by recognizing and avoiding the toxic elements in your life. This can be achieved by distancing yourself from people that cause you distress. Another thing you can do is avoid exacerbating your stress with exhaustion. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and taking good care of yourself. Stay balanced by giving yourself mini-vacations, which could be something as simple as taking a walk in the park.
- Holidays can be a stressful and depleting time of year, with additional commitments and social interactions. A written plan can improve our experience.
- Negative and toxic people and places should be noted, and plans made to avoid them in the future or remove them from your routine.
- Focus should be put on positive people and events, giving our energy and effort towards things that make us happy.
“Oftentimes seeing on paper what you expect and what you can reasonably accomplish can help you redefine what is possible and what is essentially impossible to accomplish.”