When this time of year comes around, I get excited… for about two weeks. Than I start with that ______ ______ trip to NY!!! Once I recover from that hissy fit, I roll into Christmas. Another long hissy fit about getting stuff together and making sure things are ready. Finish that, and it is another ______ ______ trip to NY for my families Christmas right after New Year’s. As your Chiropractor in the Woodbridge, Dale City VA area I have some tips for you… and me on how to chill.
Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress:
Go for a walk.
The rhythm of walking has a tranquilizing effect on your brain. Shoot for a brisk 20 minute walk each day.
Set a budget.
Overspending is one of the biggest causes of holiday stress. Remember, the best gift you can give anyone is your time and attention.
Get some sunshine.
There’s nothing like a little fresh air and the feel-good serotonin boost we get from the sun to give us a lift.
Stick with your daily routine.
Try to maintain your regular schedule as much as possible. Your body likes routine.
Get a good night’s sleep
It’s more important than ever to schedule enough time to get your zzz’s
Don’t over schedule
It’s okay to say “no” to events that aren’t important to you. Manage your time wisely and remember the time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
Though we can’t always dodge those winter germs, remind yourself and your family to take your vitamins and wash your hands.
Leave the belly to Santa. Don’t go overboard on sugary cocktails and party treats. Eat a balanced diet with lots of whole grains and veggies and drink lots of water.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Let go of the idea of a perfect holiday and enjoy the one you’re having. In the end, it’s all about spending time with the people you love.
Close your eyes and breathe.
Promise yourself more time to savor the best parts of the season and plan to have a worry-free, hurry-free, smile-filled holiday.
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