I love the holidays because they always bring excitement and once a year cheer! However, holiday traditions also tend to bring a lot of hustle and bustle. That is why the importance of stress relief around the holiday season should not be underestimated. Here are my best tips for how to make holidays less stressful. This post is sponsored by Natrol®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
5 Ways To Make Holidays Less Stressful†
Don’t Expect Perfection
Let go of unrealistic expectations. Don’t be suffer from perfectionism prison. This has been a tough year. According to a recent Natrol® survey, 72% of Americans believe that 2020 is the most stressful year they have lived through. So go ahead and cut yourself some slack – and everyone else too! Remember that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful!
Planning ahead is a great way to cut down on the stress. Sit down with a paper and pencil and figure out what is most important to get down and plan time slots to accomplish items on your list. If it is not that important, don’t add it to the list!
Live In The Moment
Now that you have given yourself planning time, switch out of planning/worry mode and focus on the now. Enjoy the present. It truly is a gift. You may want to try some mindfulness exercises or deep breathing to help yourself relax and let go so you can give your attention to what you are doing right now.
Do What Brings You Joy
My favorite tip for how to make holidays less stressful is to do what brings you joy! Make cookies, listen to holiday carols, and decorate your home. Think about your favorite memories from the holidays and feel free to repeat them. Make hot chocolate with your kids. Catch a holiday movie with your spouse. Cozy up on the couch beside the fire with a book. Make time to do the things that make you happy. That will help make all the hectic parts more worth it!
Support your body and practice self care. Eating well and getting exercise are important to making sure your body is at its best during this busy time of the year. Getting plenty of sleep is also a huge part of staying healthy both in body and mind. A big part of my self care is making sure I am getting the supplements I need to help my body function during this season of overdrive. I use a good multivitamin for keeping my energy up and a combination of products from the Natrol® Relaxia™ line to promote calm in my everyday life†.
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Relaxia™ Ultimate Calm
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Natrol® Relaxia™ Day Calm
These Natrol® Relaxia™ Day Calm gummies are fast acting and great for combatting daytime stress and tension.† It uses a soothing blend of 5-HTP, L-Theanine and Lemon Balm. I like the clean formula – non-GMO, vegetarian & gelatin free, gluten free, and NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, synthetic dyes or preservatives. It is also 100% drug-free and non-habit forming, a must for me!
Natrol® Relaxia™ Night Calm
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They use a similar soothing blend of 5-HTP, L-Theanine, and Lemon Balm but they also have Melatonin to help you sleep better.†
You can be assured that these also have a clean formula and are 100% drug-free and non-habit forming. The gummies taste like berries and you just take 2 about thirty minutes before bedtime.
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We can’t stop stress this holiday season but we can make simple choices every day that will help manage it effectively. I hope the five tips above on how to make holidays less stressful are helpful to you. Feel free to share your own stress management tips around juggling all your holiday tasks in the comments or on social media and tag us @familyfocusblog @natrolofficial with hashtags #Natrol, #EveryDAYCALM, and #HoliDAYCALM.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.