Want to have a stress free Christmas this year? Evidence suggests that Christmas is one of the most stressful times of the year; with presents to buy and wrap, a tree to decorate, parties to go to and family to entertain and cook for! No wonder stress levels rise and the festive season can feel frazzled. Follow these tips and yule be ready to take on the New Year by storm!
- Decide who you are going to get gifts for and a budget for each and stick to it.
- Set aside a couple of evenings for putting up the tree and wrapping presents.
- Have a plan for Christmas day too. Plan the day with those you are spending it with, decide when the main mean will be served and how you will spend the rest of the day.
Share the jobs out. Many hands make light work and it can be more fun if everyone is involved in making the day a special one.
Send an e-card or pick up the phone
Don’t spend hours writing Christmas cards that will only (hopefully) get recycled a few weeks later. Find a nice/funny e-card and send that instead. Not on email? Pick up the phone and talk to your family and friends in person. They will all appreciate it more.
Don’t drink too much
Alcohol is dehydrating and makes your liver work harder to process it. Alternate with water or soft drinks. You will feel better the next day and won’t get the midnight munchies!!
Get some fresh air and a change of scene. Go for a walk, run or bike ride. This will enhance everyone’s mood and defuse any stressful situations.
Christmas is a time for having fun, laughing lots and spending time with family and friends. So don’t stress, just enjoy it!
Don’t forget, a massage is a great way to de-stress, re-fresh and re-energise you….