#279 8 Ways to De-stress This Holiday Season
Can you believe it? 2020 is almost over, but we still need to get through the holiday season. This means we’re talking about one very important thing this week…
How to de-stress during the busiest time of the year.
Whether you’ve had a successful year in business or not, I think that at the end of the day, a lot of us are ready to move on from this year. And we could all use a little de-stressing and relaxation.
This episode is for me, too. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me before we make it to the new year, and I know I’m not the only one.
So let’s take a break from constantly running through your mental to-do list and talk about 8 simple ways you can reduce your stress and stay healthy, inside and out, this holiday season.
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Stick To Your Routines
When the holidays kick in it can be way too easy to let go of the healthy routines that keep you going.
All the festive events, late nights, and rich foods can really catch up with you and actually add to your stress. Especially when you’re trying to juggle business responsibilities at the same time!
I know it’s hard, but try to stick to your healthy habits as much as possible. As we head into the holiday season, write down your non-negotiable health routine.
Whether it’s moving your body in some way at least 3 days per week or committing to planning healthy meals during the weekdays so you can feel guilt-free during the weekend events, writing down these choices somewhere can really help you stick to it!
Determine Your Priorities
You probably already have a lot on your plate, and there’s always more right around the corner. Don’t let it sneak up on you.
At the beginning of each week in the holiday season, ask yourself:
- What are the top three most important things you need to do for your business to be successful this week?
- What are the top three most important things you need to do with and for your loved ones this week?
Focus on knocking those out of the park. Anything else you do is just a cherry on top of the sundae.
Invest in Yourself
The holiday season often has us thinking or worrying about others 24/7 – what gifts to get the family, navigating employees and partners’ time out of the office, managing customer requests or questions…
When will you make time to take care of yourself?
You have to make a conscious effort to block out time and energy to invest back in yourself. After all, you’re the visionary, the artist, the genius behind the business!
So, book that massage, order the essential oil diffuser, invest in a course to learn something new or take that Friday afternoon off to do an activity you love. Whatever self-care looks like for you, don’t let it fall to the wayside just because you’re busy. just for fun.
I promise, you’ll be happier and healthier – and the state of your business will be too!
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