We wanted to tell everyone to have a safe and happy holiday week. We will be closed Wednesday through Friday next week.
After talking with some of our clients, we have been hearing “stressed-out” repeatedly. The stresses surrounding the holidays are as plentiful as the food. So to help you through the week, we are passing along some of our favorite tips for finding balance and enjoying a stress-free holiday season.
Say Thank You for all that you are grateful for. Expressing gratitude has been proven to lower stress and even reduces depression.
Get a good night’s sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, if you are anything like us you probably feel irritable and energy-zapped the next day. Recently, researchers discovered a lack of sleep also increases the chances of catching the common cold.
Strive for purpose not perfection. Lower your expectation and welcome and appreciate all the imperfections.
Eat a balanced diet. There’s something about the holidays that causes even healthy, level-headed people to toss their careful eating routines out the window. Weeks of prolonged bad eating causes stress and can even lead to sickness, especially if you are eating foods that your body is not used to. Eat a balanced diet, and never go to any event hungry!
Take time for yourself every day. We strongly believe in taking time every day to do something just for yourself. That is different for everyone. It could be anything from taking a walk, to reading a book, or getting a massage. Do something good for you and do it without feeling guilty.