While the holidays can be so much fun, they can also be so stressful!
As much as we all want to stay super-chill and organized during the holiday season, we already feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way!
Here are 5 simple tips to help you stay sane during the holidays:
Soak up the Sun
During the fall and winter months the lack of sunlight really takes a toll on our mood. Spend as much time as you can outdoors or near windows to fight seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Stick to Your Daily Routine
Don’t take on more than you can handle! Even though there is a lot more going on during the holidays, it’s important to maintain a routine to establish a greater sense of stability in your life!
Remember: You Don’t Have to be Perfect
As much as you want to serve the perfect Thanksgiving feast, odds are that isn’t going to happen, and we have to learn to be okay with that! Focus on enjoying the time you’re spending with friends and family, rather than all the material details of the holiday season.
Having a plan will make everything a little bit more manageable. Pencil in time for shopping, baking, and simply relaxing!
Light some festive candles to get in the holiday mood! Sometimes just the smell of pine and fresh baked cookies helps put everything in perspective!