The holiday season is the most wonderful time of year, and yet, sometime it feels like the most stressful. Parties, family get-togethers, decorating, and shopping can take their toll on your health. Even during the busiest of times, make sure to take well deserved “me time” to relax and unwind. After treating yourself, you’ll feel energized, refreshed and happy.
Here are some ways to reduce your holiday season stress:
Relax in a bubble bath
There is something indulgent and soothing about a warm bubble bath. Especially, when you make it an event. Grab your Bamboo Bathtub Caddy to hold your glass of wine and iPad to catch up on some must see Netflix faves.
Take that vacation or personal day (or half of it!)
Do you have some vacation or personal time left at work? Take a day or an afternoon off to indulge yourself and do whatever you feel like doing. Go catch the movie you wanted to see, schedule lunch with a friend, or spend a little time napping.
Be a uni-tasker
Studies show multitasking is vastly overrated, and you are actually more productive when you focus on one activity at a time. Focusing allows you to be fully present and enjoy the moment.
Give yourself a mani/pedi
Spend a little time pampering your overworked hands and feet. Our Callus Remover Foot File and nail grooming tools make it easy and fun to give yourself a DIY mani/pedi. The resulting soft, smooth skin and pop of color can definitely lift your spirits.
Walk it off
Literally go for a walk and de-stress. Being outside in fresh air can improve your mood and make you feel at peace. At nighttime, you get the added bonus of checking out the neighborhood’s holiday lights.
Create a bedtime ritual
Turn off the technology and take a little time before bed to unwind. A little nighttime yoga, a cup of caffeine free tea or a warm bath can help promote calm and get you ready for sleep.
Clutter can make you anxious and organizing a room or desktop can make you feel more in control. It’s comforting to know exactly where your keys are when you need them. Need a spot to hang them? Our Rust Proof Shower Hooks work in any room where you need a hook!
Starting off your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast can give you the energy to take on your day. Keep that energy sustained by making healthy choices throughout the day.
Make a holiday playlist
There’s nothing like your favorite holiday songs to get you in the holiday spirit. Music can instantly make you happy, so put your tunes on your STORMp3 and enjoy!
Watch the caffeine
A cup or two of coffee or tea can give you the boost you need to stay focused. However, too much caffeine can leave you feeling jittery and anxious. Reach for decaffeinated green tea, as it contains the amino acid L-theanine, which has been shown to improve mood!
Get some exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to de-stress. Do an activity that makes you feel great and go for it. After your workout, you’ll fetter better both mentally and physically!
Take slow, deep breaths
Take 5-10 slow, deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. This can instantly calm you down. You can’t control the shopping line or traffic, so take a few deep breaths and let it go.