Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Looking for ways to beat stress and enjoy the holiday season? Here are a few ideas.

1. Determine a Shopping Budget
For many, gift giving is an important part of the holidays. It is a way to show love and let others know you are thinking of them. But you could easily extend your holiday stress into the New Year when the post-holiday credit card bills arrive. Plan your budget ahead of time, decide how many people you need to buy for and how much you can spend, and stick to the plan.
2. Create a Time Budget
Many people set a limit on the amount of money they are going to spend, but what about the time you spend? Before you run yourself and your family ragged, decide ahead of time how many parties you will attend this year. Choose carefully which invitations you accept and which you decline. Make your decisions based on what you'd like to do rather than what you have always done or what you think you should do. Don't forget to slow down, relax, and truly enjoy the holiday season.
3. Set Food Boundaries and Stick With Exercise Routines
With all of the delicious food at every party you are bound to eat a little extra. Don't be too hard on yourself. Try to decide ahead of time what extras you might allow yourself and how much. Also, stick to your exercise routine. It will help avoid weight gain, combat stress, boost your immune system, and help you sleep better because lets face it, holidays can be stressful!
4. Take Time to Rest
Take time from your busy holiday schedule to rest, relax, and recharge. Don't overdo anything this holiday season and you might find it a little less stressful! Remember, everything in moderation :)

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We also carry teas and supplements that may help with tension, stress, and sleep. All common during the holiday season. Stop in and let us help you find what you're looking for!

Wishing you a very healthy, happy Thanksgiving!

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