The holiday season can be a stressful time for everyone. Between shopping for loved ones, preparing meals, and wrapping gifts, it’s no wonder people struggle to find balance during the holidays. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize over the next few weeks so you can enjoy the season of giving.
If you’re not quite sure where to begin, look no further! Follow our ultimate survival guide to a stress-free holiday season so you too can be merry!
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Set Your Intention(s) for the Holiday
It’s easy to get stressed with holiday to-do’s when you look at all the tasks you have to complete. It’s crucial to take things day by day to help relieve negative feelings and reduce stress. As you prepare for the busy days that lie ahead, try to start each day by setting your intention(s).
To do this, you’ll need to think about a couple of things. First, decide what you need to get done. Don’t forget to add your daily needs. Such as your workouts, going for a walk, and/or meditating. Then how long they’ll take to do, and the timeframe you have to complete them. Write them down to give yourself a visual. This will allow you to prioritize and compartmentalize your list of to-dos without being too overwhelming.
Once you’re finished, you’re ready to determine and set your intention(s) for the day. Don’t forget that the purpose of doing this is to help you manage your time and relieve stress. You don’t have to squeeze too much into one day. Remember, your “me-time” is equally as important. It’s essential to relate your intention(s) to your downtime as well.
Extend Your Beauty Routine
High levels of stress can take a toll on your skin. So it’s even more important that you continue your beauty routine no matter how busy you are. For those of you who are located in colder areas, now is the perfect time to up your skincare game. Why? Because the dry winter air can actually lead to worsened skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea. Be sure to give your skin extra TLC to combat climate changes and holiday stress.
How you choose to extend your beauty routine will vary from person to person. Each of us have different skin types and concerns. For some, a simple DIY face mask is all they need to ensure their skin stays healthy and hydrated. Others, however, may need to go the extra mile to ensure their skin is properly plumped and protected.
This is especially true for mature skin. A mature complexion is increasingly vulnerable to stress and harsh winter conditions. In this instance, adding even the most basic treatment products may be your best bet. These should provide you with the extra boost you need. Whether it’s a heavy-duty moisturizer or an anti-aging cream, using these treatments will support a smooth, supple, stress-free complexion all season long.
Make a Holiday Budget
Financial planning is arguably one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season. And now, with a global pandemic at-hand, the issue of budgeting is all the more real. Although it can be frustrating, there are steps you can take to help you keep your finances in order.
Take budgeting apps, for example. Budgeting apps like Mint are a practical way to financially plan for the holiday season. Different apps are designed to look at different areas of your finances, so be sure to look into its features before downloading.
Generally speaking, most budgeting apps will work to monitor your income against your expenses and categorize transactions in real-time. This will provide you with insight on where to spend, where to splurge, and where to save throughout the duration of the holiday season.
The Most Important Thing…
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Not only will exercise help you battle those extra holiday pounds but it will give you those lovely little endorphins that keep you in that jolly and cheerful holiday mood!
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