This time of the year is very busy, there is so much to do an plan when it comes to this holiday season! It can get to be very stressful and exhausting. It is important to know how to handle the chaos and keep all events in order so that you do not create more havoc on top of what you are already dealing with. Staying on top of things is essential to keeping your sanity during this time of year! Also it is important to remember what this time of year is about and to not lose focus in this chaotic life we life in.
Here are a few great tips that I have found to be very helpful when dealing with stress. When times get too much to handle and you do not think you can accomplish what you need to, take a few minutes to close your eyes and take deep slow breaths. By relaxing your mind and body, it will help you take on those tasks that are causing so much stress. Getting adequate sleep at night is also another great way to deal with stress. Things always seem so much worse when you are tired and exhausted, not to mention that if you get sick from all your stress, that will set you even further back in completing your tasks to add more pressure on. Also, finding that one thing that just takes your mind of everything is great to have when trying to manage stress. For me it is sitting down and enjoying a cup of coffee, but it can be anything from playing music loud for a few minutes or reading a chapter in your favorite book. Really that option can be anything that makes you feel happy and takes you to another place.
Keeping all events and activities in order is something that you should not get behind on because that will create more stress on you. Having time management is a critical skill to have so that you get all tasks done and complete on time. By creating schedules and lists it will help deal with the chaos surrounding you. You will be less likely to say “yes” to tasks that you possibly cannot take on if all your other activities are planned out. Knowing realistically how much you can handle is also key to helping you stay sane this holiday season. Remember it is ok to say “no” to things!
On top of all this insanity, stress, and busy time please do not forget the important things this time of year! It is a time of giving and to appreciate what you have been given in life. Put things into a big picture to see what really matters and let those important things shine through! Keeping all of this in mind will help you handle the chaos of the holidays!